Professor Farmer was born in Colorado Springs, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. He developed a taste for the open road at an early age, and has spent a life roaming the country, photographing and writing about the land and people he loves. He has lived in New Mexico, Oregon, New Hampshire, Mississippi and Texas, among other places. He received a B.A. in physical education from Adams State College(Alamosa, Colorado) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Recent work has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Laurel Review, Quarter After Eight and Isotope. His first book Bicycling beyond the Divide: Two Journeys into the West received a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writer’s Award and was a Colorado Book Award finalist. Before moving to Fairbanks, he taught writing at the University of Nebraska, Georgia Tech. and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.
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