Michael Copperman

Michael Copperman has taught writing to low-income, first-generation students of diverse backgrounds at the University of Oregon for the last fifteen years. His prose has appeared in Oxford American, the Sun, Boston Review, Creative Nonfiction, Salon, Gulf Coast, Guernica, Waxwing, and Copper Nickel, among other magazines, and has won awards and garnered fellowships from the Munster Literature Centre, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Literary Arts, and the Oregon Arts Commission. His memoir of the rural black public schools of the Mississippi Delta, Teacher (University Press of Mississippi, 2016), was a finalist for the 2018 Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction.