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Professor of English


  • B.S. English, Livingston University
  • M.A. English, Florida State University
  • Ph.D. English, Florida State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Poetry

Courses Taught

  • Intro to Poetry and Drama
  • Intro to Literature of the Western World I
  • Intro to Literature of the Western World I
  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Creative Writing
  • Advanced Creative Writing

Research Interests

  • The Apple Pickers' Children
  • Digging for Shark Teeth



  • " Nocturne for Autumn" and "Exile," Poetry
  • " Here in the Emerald City," The Southern Review
  • " Shooting for Shape" and "The Man Who Loved Distance," The Kenyon Review
  • " Lullaby for a Child of Water" and "Dove Season," Crazyhorse
  • " Constellations," Poetry Australia
  • " Invisible Men," International Review

Articles and Reviews:

  • " Charles Wright," Critical Survey of Poetry
  • " Signs of the Times: John D. MacDonald's Apocalyptic Vision," Studies in English
  • " A matter of Style: Chandlers' Hardboiled Disguise," Journal of Popular Culture
  • " Radio Music," review of David Bottoms' Any Cold Jordan in New Letters Review of Books
  • Review of Jonah and the Pink Whale by Jose Wolfango Mones Vannuci in New Letters Review of Books