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Jamie Parsley

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Role  Poet
Name  Jamie Parsley
Period  1990s-present
Nationality  American

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Born  December 8, 1969 (age 46) Fargo, North Dakota, United States (1969-12-08)
Education  Vermont College of Fine Arts
Books  No Stars - No Moon: New and, That Word, A Word!: Daily Inspiratio, Just Once, Fargo - 1957: An Elegy

Occupation  Poet, Episcopal priest

Jamie Parsley (born December 8, 1969) is an American poet and Episcopal priest. He is the author of twelve books of poems and an associate poet laureate for the state of North Dakota.



Born in Fargo, North Dakota and raised near Harwood, North Dakota, Parsley received a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Vermont College at Norwich University. He studied at the School of Theology at Thornloe University in Sudbury, Ontario, St. Joseph’s College, Standish, Maine and received a Master's Degree from Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary, Nashotah, Wisconsin.

Parsley was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 2004, became the Priest-in-Charge of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Fargo in 2008. Parsley began teaching Theology, Ethics, Philosophy, Literature and Writing at the University of Mary's Fargo campus in 2003. Parsley published his first book of poems, Paper Doves, Falling and Other Poems in 1992. Parsley’s book, Cloud, is a book-length poem on the bombing of Hiroshima. Parsley's book of collected haiku, no stars, no moon: new and collected haiku, was published in 2004.

Parsley was appointed an Associate Poet Laureate of North Dakota by Poet Laureate Larry Woiwode in 2004.


Parsley’s tenth book, Fargo, 1957, was published in 2010, and chronicled the stories of the victims and survivors of the tornado that struck Fargo, North Dakota on June 20, 1957 and killed two of his mother's cousins. A reviewer in the High Plains Reader writes that Parsley's shows a "willingness to present himself and his own obsession honestly—the process of discovering these people and what they have left behind."


  • Paper Doves, Falling and Other Poems Sunstone Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 1992
  • The Loneliness of Blizzards. Mellen Press; Lewiston, New York. 1995.
  • Cloud: a poem in 2 acts; Mellen Press, Lewiston, New York 1997
  • The Wounded Table Pudding House, Johnstown, Ohio 1999
  • earth into earth. Enso Press, Fargo, North Dakota 2000
  • no stars, no moon. Mellen Press, Lewiston, New York 2004
  • Ikon, Enso Press, Fargo, North Dakota 2005.
  • Just Once, Loonfeather Press, Bemidji, Minnesota 2007
  • This Grass. Enso Press, Fargo, North Dakota. 2009
  • Fargo, 1957. Institute for Regional Studies, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota. 2010
  • Crow. Enso Press, Fargo, North Dakota. 2012
  • That Word. North Star Press, St. Cloud, Minnesota. 2014
  • References

    Jamie Parsley Wikipedia

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