Douglas Nordfors


Douglas Nordfors was born in Seattle in 1964, and currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has degrees from Columbia University (BA) and The University of Virginia (MFA), and has taught writing and literature at Milton Academy, James Madison University, The University of Virginia, Germanna Community College, and WriterHouse. He has published poems in many journals, including Poet Lore, The Iowa Review, Quarterly West, California Quarterly, and The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, and in new online journals such as The Stickman Review, and The Monarch Review. His book of poetry, "Auras," was published in 2008 by Plain View Press, and a new book of poetry, "The Fate Motif," was published in December 2013.

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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 92,560. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
This novel is a unique coming of age story. It traces the path of a young man struggling to come to terms with how to use his mind, and for what purpose. This struggle, subtly comic, hypnotic, and poignant by turns, is set on the island of Ocracoke (Wokokon was the Indian name) in North Carolina, where the young man moves to after dropping out of college, and partly involves local history.
Little Book
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,670. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
This novel takes the reader into the mind of Ralph Waldo Emerson during the months he wrote his first book, "Nature," when he was in his early '30s, as well as re-creates the major events of his life leading up to that point, from early childhood up to his marriage to his second wife.

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croatoan    emerson    literary    nature    ocracoke