Division of Interdisciplinary Inquiry: Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Professional Title: M.F.A. Creative Writing Faculty
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Poetry
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Distance-Learning Courses:· Creative Writing I-IV · Craft and Reflection I-III· Graduating Seminar Preparation· Creative Thesis
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Books of PoetryBlack Box (2006)One Above & One Below (2000)Infanta (1995)Coeditor: The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry By Contemporary American Women (with Susan Aizenberg).
Work Published in: The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Slate, Nerve, The Yale Review, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, The New York Times, Tin House, and The Virginia Quarterly Review.
Awards: selected for the National Poetry Series, St. Botolph Prize, Rona Jaffe Foundation Award, Midwest Book Prize, Ohioana Prize, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, chosen in 2001 and 2011 for the Best American Poetry anthology.Current affiliations: Associate Professor of English-Creative Writing at Florida State University; Co Founder and Director (with Cate Marvin) of VIDA: Women In Literary Arts; Artistic Director of the Port Townsend Writers Conference in Port Townsend, WA.Past Affiliations: Previously faculty in the Creative Writing Programs at Boston University, Washington University and Ohio University: founder (with Jeremy Countryman) of Hotel Amerika; former Managing Editor and Poetry Editor at AGNI magazine.
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