Assistant Professor of English
M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers' Workshop
5 Sanborn House
My major interest is fiction.
•In the Province of Saints, (Little Brown, & Co., 2005). Voted by Booklist as one of the ten best first novels of 2005. Chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the top twenty-five books of the year in their Books to Remember from 2005.
•“Resurrection Men,” anthologized in A Fictional History of the United States With Huge Chunks Missing (Akashic Books, 2006).
•“Night Slides Falling to Light,” anthologized in Where Love Is Found: 24 Tales of Connection (Washington Square Press, 2006)
•My fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Ploughshares, Mississippi Review, Glimmer Train, Shenandoah, New Millennium Writings, Blue Mesa Review, and Crab Orchard Review.
English 80.1, Creative Writing, at the 10A hour
This course offers a workshop in fiction and poetry. Seminar-sized classes meet twice a week and include individual conferences. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and to first-year students who have completed Writing 5 (or have exemption status). Students who wish to enroll in 80 must submit their applications to the administrative assistant in the English Office by the last day of the term preceding the term for which they wish to enroll. Students do not submit work for entry into the course. A brief application form is available in the English Office or can be downloaded from the English Department website. Dist: ART.
English 85.2, Senior Workshop in Poetry and Prose Fiction, at the 3A hour This course is to be taken by Creative Writing majors in the fall of their senior year. Each student will undertake a manuscript of poems, short fiction, or literary non-fiction. While all Creative Writing majors are guaranteed a spot in English 85, they must nonetheless submit a five-to-eight page writing sample to the administrative assistant of the English Department by May 15 of the spring term preceding their senior year. Please also pick up the "How To Apply To English 85" form from the English Department and answer all of the questions asked in a cover letter. Prerequisite: English 80 and 81, 82, or 83. Students who are not Creative Writing majors may be admitted by permission of the Creative Writing staff. Dist: ART.
Last Updated: 2/18/10