Joanne B. Mulcahy teaches creative nonfiction at the NW Writing Institute of Lewis and Clark College and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Her essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including The Stories that Shape Us: Contemporary Women Write about the West and These United States. Her awards include the New Letters nonfiction prize, and fellowships from Oregon Literary Arts, The British Council, the Alaska Humanities Forum, and the Oregon Council for the Humanities. She is the author of Birth and Rebirth on an Alaskan Island; Remedios: The Healing Life of Eva Castellanoz; and Writing Abroad: A Guide for Travelers (with Peter Chilson). She is currently working on a biography of twentieth-century artist Marion Greenwood.