Close up of Nevada Writers Hall of Fame medal and Silver Pen.

Gary Short

1997 Silver Pen Awardee


Gary Short is from Virginia City, Nevada. He completed his undergraduate work at Fresno State University where Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine ran the creative writing program. Later, he earned a master's degree in English at Sacramento State, where he studied with the poet Dennis Schmitz. Short received a master of fine arts (MFA) in creative writing at Arizona State University, under the tutelage of noted poet Norman Dubie. He is the author of three poetry collections: Theory of Twilight, (Ahsahta Press, 1994); Flying Over Sonny Liston (University of Nevada Press, 1996), which won the Western States Book Award; and 10 Moons and 13 Horses (University of Nevada Press, 1996).