Luanne Castle’s Kin Types (Finishing Line Press), a chapbook of poetry and flash nonfiction, was a finalist for the 2018 Eric Hoffer Award.  Her first collection of poetry, Doll God, winner of the 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, was published by Aldrich Press. Luanne has been a Fellow at the Center for Ideas and Society at the University of California, Riverside.  She studied English and Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside (PhD); Western Michigan University (MFA); and Stanford University.  She taught college English for fifteen years. Her scholarly work has been published in academic journals, and she contributed to Twice-Told Children’s Tales: The Influence of Childhood Reading on Writers for Adults, edited by Betty Greenway. Her Pushcart-nominated poetry and prose have appeared in Copper Nickel, TAB. American Journal of Poetry, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Verse Daily, Broad Street, Lunch Ticket, River Teeth, The Review Review, and other journals. An avid blogger, she can be found at  She divides her time between California and Arizona, where she shares land with a herd of javelina. Her heart belongs to her six cats and the homeless cats at the animal shelter where she volunteers.



Nomination for “Tuesday Afternoon at Magpie’s Grill” Nine Muses Poetry, 2019

Nomination for “The Secret Kotex Club” Longridge Review, 2018






105 responses to “Bio

  1. Hi Luanne, I’m a friend of Rudri’s and I learned about you through her (I was the one she tagged on her writing process post). I’d been meaning to come by for some time now and I look forward to reading through your posts!

  2. Your blog is so beautiful as is your writing.

  3. The memoir just has to be an interesting read! Nice to meet you, Luane. 🙂

  4. Hi Luanne! Love your blog and your writing is wonderful. Thanks for stopping by little food blog! Hope you’re getting some sun in California (or Arizona!). It’s pretty cold in Melbourne 🙂 Chrissy

  5. I used to work for the National Solid Wastes Management Association. Garbage men. I can relate completely.

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  7. Wonderful blog! Thanks for following mine. 🙂

  8. Bravo, Luanne on all your wonderful accomplishments!!!!
    I’m honored by your views on my blog! Thanks so much!!!

  9. I can tell you really care about your blog because it really shows 🙂.

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