David Oates, poet, nonfiction author, and teacher, will be the judge for the Short Story, Narrative Nonfiction, category of the 2015 Oregon Writers Colony writing contest.
David Oates writes about the wildness of nature, culture, and creative process. His poetry has appeared in many journals and in Peace in Exile: Poems (Oyster River Press). He won the Badonnah Award (Bitterroot Poetry, NY) and was finalist for the Pablo Neruda Award for the long poem (Nimrod International).
He is also author of four books of nonfiction, including Paradise Wild: Reimagining American Nature (OSU Press). His poetry and prose are currently being featured in the German journal Wortschau (Düsseldorf).
In Portland he teaches the Wild Writers Seminars and he offers workshops around the United States and occasionally in Europe.