Office: FA 338
Stan lived his earliest years near the confluences of the Blackfoot, the Clark Fork, and the Bitterroot Rivers, in a valley ringed with mountains marked by a succession of ancient lakeshores. He spent his youth living on the urban edges of the fire-charred, mud-sliding, smog-filled, dry and verdant hills of northeast L.A. He explored creative writing and literature at Whitworth College under a canopy of ponderosa pines. At the University of Iowa Stan studied American literature and culture and completed a dissertation on 19th-century Maine Woods narratives. Before coming to Fairhaven in 1997, he taught at St. Olaf College and Albertson College. Stan enjoys living on the edge of a hill, a short walk from the bay, in the shadow and watchful snowy eye of a volcano. At Fairhaven he teaches courses in American literature and culture, poetry, creative writing, punctuation, natural history, animal studies, maps, and walking.
Curriculum Vitae: Stan Tag (PDF, 557 KB)
Animals, Nature, Maps, Walking, Poetry, Personal Essays, the Body, Creative Writing, Words, Space and Place, Childhood and Growing Up, Questions, Journal-keeping, Letter Writing, Mountains, Rivers, Identity, Wildness, Sports, Silence, Drawing, Women's Lives and Stories, Novels, Punctuation, American Indian Writers and History, Evolution, Geologic Time, Wild Berries, Katahdin, and the lives and writings of Henry Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Pablo Neruda, and Walt Whitman.