Teague in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area, August 2014, at the beginning of his semester sabbatical to write his first draft of Caught Between The Mountain And The Sky.

Teague in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area, August 2014, at the beginning of his semester sabbatical to write his first draft of Caught Between The Mountain And The Sky.

Teague Whalen graduated cum-laude from Northern Michigan University with a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing. He majored in fiction and creative non-fiction and also took poetry classes. His dissertation was a book-length collection of short stories. He has published in all three genres--fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, most recently a handful of poems published in the University of Alaska Southeast's literary magazine, Tidal Echoes. He is also a tenured, associate professor of English and communication for the University of Alaska Southeast, where he has taught, among other classes, introduction to creative writing and advanced creative writing. Currently, Teague is working on a book of cowboy poetry--Caught Between The Mountain And The Sky--which is a fictional narrative written entirely in sestinas. Over the decades, Teague has also facilitated many different writers' groups. Since 1990, Teague has also been writing songs and performing as a musician. He is currently recording, mixing, and producing a self-titled Americana album of original songs, performed by his band, through his own record label, Ashé Records. To read a few of his published poems, please click on the links below.

From the University of Alaska Southeast's literary journal, Tidal Echoes:

The Best Country Song She Never Wrote (Opening sestina in Caught Between The Mountain And The Sky)

Beneath Her Whiskey Breath (From Chapter 1 in Caught Between The Mountain And The Sky)

Upper-Crossing Guard Station

Sky Blue Sky

Changing Stations

Eight-Bar Screen-Door Blues

Bloodlines

From Northern Michigan's Dunes Review:

Hooked Up The Flatbed