Michael Copperman has taught writing to low-income, first-generation students of diverse backgrounds at the University of Oregon for the last decade. His prose has appeared in the Oxford American, the Sun, Creative Nonfiction, Salon, Gulf Coast, and Guernica, among other magazines, and he has won awards and garnered fellowships from the Munster Literature Center, Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, Literary Arts, and the Oregon Arts Commission. Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta (University Press of Mississippi) is his first book.
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