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R.B. Moreno
Works at University of South Dakota
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Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Island
July 10, 2015 -- From a week of kayaking the  Salish Sea  with a Sigma zoom lens (100-300 mm), thirteen views of Sucia Island, an early home to the Lummi people . The island's cryptic geology, which alarmed Spanish explorers , owes its designs to intertidal...
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The Agronomist as Hero
February 6, 2015 -- RBM is thrilled to have new nonfiction, "The Agronomist as Hero," featured in the current issue of Quarterly West, a literary journal based at the University of Utah. Here's a brief excerpt: My father stands at another intersection, insp...
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#AWP14
Join RBM, other creative writers at the University of South Dakota , and friends for a reading tonight at the Festival of Language, now in its sixth year, at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Seattle. RBM will open the off-site e...
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Here's a friend's compelling profile of a young couple living on the streets in Portland, Oregon. Having watched police break up a small camp under Route 99E on Wednesday morning, +Kate Horton's work lends this winter's homelessness some valuable context.
I met Cassi and AJ about 2 years ago when they were homeless and Cassi was 3 months pregnant.  Both Cassi and AJ allowed me to document their lives on the streets in Portland, Oregon and I gained profound insight into the str...
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This year's Native American Literature Symposium wraps up today at the Mystic Lake Casino outside Minneapolis.
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"There is talk of lightening" — via RBMoreno.com
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The View from (Another) Long Island
May 25, 2015 -- Pictures from a long weekend exploring Washington's Long Island , where lumber production doubled in the postwar years, and surrounding Willapa Bay , one of North America's most extensive estuaries.
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Indeed! Managed to sneak through the tides and spring rains ... a good head-clearing before we hit Kansas City.
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The View from The Empress
November 10, 2014 -- Over the weekend, RBM attended the Western Literature Association's annual conference, hosted this year by the University of Victoria's Department of English at  The Empress hotel on Vancouver Island. Along with panels ranging from indi...
November 10, 2014 -- Over the weekend, RBM attended the Western Literature Association's annual conference, hosted this year by the University of Victoria's Department of English at The Empress hotel on Vancouver Island. Alon...
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Photo of the Day
February 8, 2014 -- The view from Portland, Oregon, and Day 3 of the winter storm few in Portlandia, not even William Riker, want to call Orion .
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The Short-Short Storyteller
November 30, 2013 -- Before the year is out, a few pictures from the biannual John R. Milton Writers' Conference , hosted by the University of South Dakota English Department in Vermillion this November (above), and the 2013 Western Literature Association C...
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Join RBM and friends for a reading tonight at the Festival of Language, now in its fifth year, at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Boston.
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Sunset over the lower Missouri on the first day of autumn. — via RBMoreno.com
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  • University of South Dakota
    Writing Instructor, 2011 - present
  • Colorado State University
    Writing and Journalism Instructor, 2008 - 2011
  • National Public Radio
    Producer, 2004 - 2008
  • Washington State University
    Communication Instructor, 2003 - 2005
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Portland, Oregon
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Vermillion, South Dakota - Fort Collins, Colorado - Kant, Kyrgyzstan - Washington, DC - Alexandria, Virginia - Pullman, Washington - Salem, Oregon - Ridgefield, Washington
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Introduction
Raul Benjamin is a literary journalist, a writing instructor, a doctoral student at the University of South Dakota, a former NPR producer, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Kyrgyzstan, 2010), and a person with too many books. For RBM's dispatches, visit RBMoreno.com.
Education
  • University of South Dakota
    Creative Writing, 2011 - present
  • Colorado State University
    Creative Nonfiction, 2008 - 2011
  • Washington State University
    Communication, 2003 - 2005
  • Willamette University
    Rhetoric and Media Studies, 1999 - 2003
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