Dagny McKinley has an MFA from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poets and Writers, founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman, and a BA from the University of Western Ontario. She has also studied journalism and writing at UCLA.
She currently works as a freelance writer in Santa Fe, NM. Her concern over the negative effects of pesticides led her to developed alternative-lawncare.com to educate people about the harmful effects of pesticides.
As a journalist, Dagny has contributed to Steamboat Magazine, Mountain House & Home, Homelink Magazine and DCD Home. Most recently, Dagny has published the book Wild Hearts, Dog Sledding the Rockies a coffee table book of photography and text based on her experiences over the last two years working for a dog sledding company.
Dagny is the author of Audrey Rose, a long running column about a free spirited girl finding her place in a town while her heart lives in nature. Her short story Nylon Screams was published in Fear Knocks. Her work regularly appears in cliteraturejournal.com. A Soldier’s Peasant was published in Di Algo Para Romper Este Silencio, an anthology celebrating Raymond Carver. Her poetry has been published by Subway Chronicles and Banshee Studios.
Her play The Eccentricities of a Butterfly was produced by The Great American Laughing Stock Company.
Her story Pray was performed by Stories on Stage in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum’s HotDAM events and Denver Center for the Performing Arts actors.
Dagny McKinley attempted to break the world record for most hugs in a 24 hour period. Although she didn’t surpass 5,000 hugs, she had an amazing time. The attempt was covered by Aspen Daily News, LA Times, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Washington Post and more.
The Purple Flash (Listed alphabetically. Please scroll down)
ADDITIONAL WEB SITES
Epilogue – Steamboat Springs, CO – Dog Sledding the Rockies
Off the Beaten Path -Steamboat Springs, CO - Building Self Esteem Through Working in the Outdoors
Bookworm of Edwards – Edwards, CO – Dog Sledding the Rockies
The Next Page – Frisco, CO – Dog Sledding the Rockies
Hayden Elementary School – Hayden, CO – Dog Sledding the Rockies
Young Tracks – Steamboat Springs, CO – Dog Sledding the Rockies
Harry E James Elementary – Hopewell, VA – Dog Sledding the Rockies
READ THE STORIES
Pray – Pray was performed by Stories on Stage in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum’s
HotDAM events and Denver Center for the Performing Arts actors.
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Nylon Screams – Published by Fear Knocks
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A Soldier’s Peasant published in Di Algo Para Romper Este Silencio,
an anthology celebrating Raymond Carver
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Steamboat Magazine, Spring / Summer 2009
Yampa Living, pg. 48 (PDF 2.2MB)
Homelink Magazine, Winter 2008
Liquid Gold, pg. 22 (PDF 13.1MB)
DCD Home Magazine, Fall 2008
Staking Your Claim, pg. 54 (PDF 4.5MB)
Mountain House and Home, Fall 2008
A River Runs Through It, pg. 57 (PDF 4.7MB)
Steamboat Magazine, Fall 2008
Contains 3 articles: Eat In, Losing Your Identity and Walled In (PDF 7.1MB)
Homelink Magazine, Summer 2008
Green Under the Gondola, pg. 13 (PDF 7.1MB)
Mountain House and Home, Spring 2008
Lasting Impression, Katherine Kiefer, pg. 126 (PDF 2.0MB)
Steamboat Magazine, Spring 2008
Contains 2 articles: Head Start and Bringing Home the Mountain (PDF 6.4MB)
Homelink Magazine, Winter 2007
Real Estate, The Laws of Attraction, pg. 90 (PDF 5.5MB)
Mountain House and Home, Winter 2007
The Steamboat Look, Reimagined, pg. 38 (PDF 2.5MB)
Steamboat Magazine, Winter 2007
Healing Waters, pg. 62 (PDF3.7MB)
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