Paul Kirk Haeder's walkabout is galvanized to three channels -- finding narratives, jumping into conflict, and sorting out words creatively. He's been a journalist covering the police beat, city hall, politics, the environment, et al. He's worked in community journalism in a variety of places: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Mexico, Washington, Oregon and beyond. Paul will be at Get Lit! with his 2020 short story collection, Wide Open Eyes: Surfacing from Vietnam (Cirque Press). His physical and intellectual journeys have been the foundation for most of his short fiction and poetry. He's taught English and writing all over, but a 10-year stint in Spokane defines another stratum to his non-fiction and fiction ecology. Paul’s been publishing essays, fiction, essays, & poetry since 1980. He lives and works on the Oregon Coast.
Learn more about Paul at his website.
Read Paul's articles at LA Progressive.
Book Review of Paul Haeder's Wide Open Eyes: Surfacing from Vietnam
COVID-19 through a literary lens: Haeder's conversations with librarians have been the bright line in a ‘world of words’
Taking solace in stories amidst COVID-19
Until further notice: this is the end of the world as we know it
Two-part series on the 45 anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, part of the reason why I wrote the short story collection I was going to read from at Get Let!