Eric Paul Shaffer

Eric Paul Shaffer is author of the recent novel Burn & Learn: Memoirs of the Cenozoic Era and five books of poetry, most recently Lahaina Noon: Na Mele O Maui, which received an “Award of Excellence” in the Hawai’i Book Publishers Association’s 2006 Ka Palapala Po’okela Book Awards.

More than 250 of his poems have been published in local, national, and international magazines, and in the anthologies 100 Poets Against the War and The Soul Unearthed. His short fiction appeared in Bamboo Ridge, Bakunin, Prose Ax, and Natural Bridge, and in two chapbooks of fiction selected from his novel Burn & Learn: “You Are Here” (Obscure Publications) and “The Felony Stick” (Leaping Dog Press).

Shaffer received the 2002 Elliot Cades Award for Literature, and he was a 2006 Fellow at the annual Summer Fishtrap Writers Workshop and Retreat at Wallowa Lake near Enterprise, Oregon. He lives with his wife Veronica and two rambunctious sister cats on a ridge overlooking Kalihi. He teaches composition and literature at Honolulu Community College.

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