Duane Ackerson (born October 17, 1942) is an American writer of speculative poetry and fiction. Не taught at the University of Oregon, then headed Creative Writing program at Idaho State University. He currently lives in Salem, Oregon. Duane Ackerson's work has appeared in anthologies that include The Year's Best SF 1974, 100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories, Future Pastimes, and the textbook Writing Poetry. He has won the Rhysling Award for Best Short Poem twice, in 1978 and 1979. Ackerson's poems are translated into Russian by Dmitry Kuzmin.