Legler, Gretchen ( - )

Genre: Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Gretchen Legler is a professor of creative writing at the University of Maine, Farmington.

She lives on an 80 acre farm where she enjoys raising goats and chickens, chopping wood, tapping maple trees and working in her organic garden.

She received her BA at Macalester College and her MA and PhD at the University of Minnesota.

The recipient of two Pushcart Prizes (1992 and 1998), Gretchen Legler has published essays, stories, and reviews in Georgia Review, Indiana Review, Orion, Women's Review of Books, and other magazines.

Her honors and awards include Association for the Study of Literature and Environment award in environmental creative writing for On the Ice, 2007; finalist for Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction for On the Ice, 2006; second place Graywolf Press New Nonfiction Award for On the Ice, 1005; visiting scholar, Cambridge University Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge England, 2001; National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs Antarctic Artists and Writers Program Fellowship, 1997-1998;

Selected Bibliography

  • All the Powerful Invisible Things: a Sportswoman’s Notebook (c1995)
  • On the Ice: an Intimate Portrait of Life at McMurdo Station, Antarctica (2005)