Farmer, Rodney (1947 - )

Genre: Poetry

Rod Farmer is a poet and essayist, publishing over 750 poems in over 150 journals, including Black Fly Review, The Cafe Review, ELF, Psychopoetica. He has also published numerous articles and essays in The Humanist, Maine Historical Society Quarterly, The New England Journal of History, and others.

Farmer, a Vietnam War veteran (1969-70), is also a professor of education and history at the University of Maine at Farmington, teaching middle and secondary education and the history of China, Japan, and India. Farmer has a varied work history as a farm laborer, a dump truck driver, a grocery store clerk, and a high school history and social science teacher. He received his B.S. and M.A. degrees from Central Missouri State University (1969; 1972), and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia (1978). Farmer has been awarded several Fullbrights, to India, Pakistan, and Israel, and two grants to study in Japan. As a professor, he's won the Maine Council for the Social Studies Award for Excellence, given to educators who have contributed to social studies in Maine.

Selected Bibliography

  • Universe Essence 1986
  • Red Ships 2002.

Selected Resources

  • Once Feral. a poem, is available from The College of the Redwoods.