Jon Loomis

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Jon Loomis (born 1959) is an American poet and writer. He is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.[1] Vanitas Motel (1998), his first book of poetry, won the 1997 annual FIELD prize in poetry.[2] He is also the author of the Frank Coffin mysteries set in Provincetown, MA, High Season (2007) and Mating Season (2009), both from St. Martin's Minotaur. The third book in the series, Fire Season, was released on July 17, 2012.[3]


Loomis was born in 1959 in Athens, Ohio. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the University of Virginia where he studied under the poet Charles Wright. He lives with his wife and two children in west-central Wisconsin.



  • Vanitas Motel (Oberlin College Press, 1998)
  • The Pleasure Principal (Oberlin College Press, 2001)
  • Whiskey and Dynamite (in progress)


  • High Season (2007)
  • Mating Season (2009)
  • Fire Season (2012)


  1. ^ "University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Profile". Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Oberlin College Press Page". Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  3. ^ "The Coffin Diaries". Retrieved 2011-08-20. 

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