Bret Shepard, MFA Poetry '09

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Creative Writing, University of Idaho and Editor of Dikembe Press

Read Bret's poem Parade in the Boston Review!

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Bret's Bio:

Bret Shepard teaches at the University of Idaho, where he also serves as Director of Creative Writing. He edits Dikembe Press, publisher of poetry chapbooks, found online at DikembePress.com. Additionally, his poems appear widely in journals, such as American Letters and Commentary, Colorado Review, Copper Nickel, Diagram, FIELD, PANK, Permafrost, Whiskey Island, and elsewhere. 


Bret's Recent Publications:

Recent poems online:

Colorado Review featured poem, “Note to Self

SHAMPOO, “Weather

Diagram, “Skin Interims

ILK, “Play at Being People” sequence


Bret's News:

  • Bret Shepard's "Note to Self" is a featured in Colorado Review!
  • Bret's memoir "Fake Missed Connections" was reviewed by the Sunday Book Review.
  • Read Bret's interview on his work "Fake Missed Connections" with npr KQED.
  • Bret Shepard has created Dikembe Press! Dikembe Press makes and sells chapbooks, primarily ones poetic in origin.