Paul Warmbier is an author, essayist, teacher, and woodworker living in McMinnville, Oregon. His essays have appeared in various journals and outlets from McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Punctuate, Allegory Ridge, Under the Sun, and Watershed Review. Paul earned his MFA in Creative Non-Fiction from the University of Idaho in 2017 where he was also the assistant Non-Fiction editor of the Fugue Journal. Paul is the author of Geometry of Fire; a memoir exploring his time in the Marine Corps Infantry deployed to Iraq in 2004 and 2005, coming home and learning to understand PTSD and the social stigma surrounding mental health disorders.

Additionally, Paul writes essays and poetry about the importance of creation and creativity in the woodshop, out in nature, as well as on the page.

Currently, Paul is a High School Language Arts in McMinnville, Oregon.


Geometry of Fire Available at the link or through your favorite local bookseller


“My Son Walks With Me”- Forthcoming in Travel Literature and Environmental Awareness

“Added Weight”- Watershed Review

“Rubble and Rot” – Under the Sun

“A Fall in Zion” – Allegory Ridge

“A Sanctuary of Wood” – Punctuate.

An Enemy We Created” – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency


A Vision of His Life Years After Torture”  Linerider Press

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