Faculty Spotlight

Stephen Haven is the author of The Last Sacred Place in North America , selected by T.R. Hummer as winner of the 2010 New American... Read more

Events

Apr
23
Meet with the Administrative Director Sarah M. Wells for an... Read more
May
30
The third annual River Teeth Nonfiction Conference features guest presenters... Read more
MFA Faculty 2013

MFA Faculty Members at the 2013 Summer Residency

Faculty

Jill Christman

Jill Christman

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Jill Christman:

  • Darkroom: A Family Exposure (University of Georgia Press), winner of the 2001 AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction

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Angie Estes

Angie Estes

Poetry

Books by Angie Estes:

  • Enchantée (Oberlin College Press, 2013)
  • Tryst (Oberlin College Press, 2009), which was selected as one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.
  • Chez Nous
  • Voice-Over (Oberlin College Press, 2002), won the 2001 FIELD Poetry Prize and was also awarded the 2001 Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize from the Poetry Society of America.
  • The Uses of Passion (1995), winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize

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Deborah Fleming

Deborah Fleming

Poetry

Books by Deborah Fleming:

  • Without Leave (Black Mountain Press, 2013)
  • Morning, Winter Solstice (Vineyard Press, 2012)
  • Migrations (Finishing Line Press)

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Carmen Gimenez Smith

Carmen Gimenez Smith

Poetry

Books by Carmen Gimenez Smith:

  • Milk and Filth (University of Arizona, 2013)
  • Goodbye, Flicker (University of Massachusetts, 2012)
  • The City She Was (Center for Literary Publishing, 2011)
  • Reason's Monsters (Dusie Kollectiv, 2011)
  • Can We Talk Here (Belladonna Books, 2011)
  • Bring Down the Little Birds (University of Arizona, 2010)
  • Odalisque in Pieces (University of Arizona, 2009)
  • Glitch (Dusie Kollectiv, 2009)
  • Co-editor of the fiction anthology, My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me (Penguin, 2010)

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(on-leave, 2014)

Steven Harvey

Steven Harvey

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Steven Harvey:

  • Bound for Shady Grove (University of Georgia Press, 2000)
  • A Geometry of Lilies (University of South Carolina Press, 1993)
  • Lost in Translation (University of Georgia Press, 1997)
  • Editor of In a Dark Wood: Personal Essays by Men on Middle Age(University of Georgia Press, 1996)

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Stephen Haven, Director

Stephen Haven, Director

Poetry

Books by Stephen Haven:

  • The Last Sacred Place in North America (New American Press, 2012), winner of the 2010 New American Press Poetry Prize
  • Dust and Bread (Turning Point, 2008)
  • The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks (University of New Mexico/West End Press, 2004)
  • The River Lock:  One Boy’s Life along the Mohawk (Syracuse University Press, 2008)

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Kate Hopper

Kate Hopper

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Kate Hopper:

  • Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers (Viva Editions, 2012)
  • Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood (University Of Minnesota Press, 2013)

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Mark Irwin

Mark Irwin

Poetry

Books by Mark Irwin:

  • The Halo of Desire (Galileo Press, 1987) 
  • Against the Meanwhile (Wesleyan University Press, 1989)
  • Quick, Now, Always (BOA , 1996)
  • White City (BOA, 2000)
  • Bright Hunger (BOA, 2004)
  • Tall If (New Issues, 2008)
  • Large White House Speaking (New Issues, 2013)
  • American Urn: Selected Poems (Ashland Poetry Press, 2014)

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(on-leave, 2014)

Thomas Larson

Thomas Larson

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Thomas Larson:

  • The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of My Heart Disease, (Excelsior College / Hudson Whitman Press, 2014)
  • The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" (Pegasus Books, 2010)
  • The Memoir and the Memoirist: Reading and Writing Personal Narrative (Ohio University Press / Swallow Press, 2007)

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Dan Lehman

Dan Lehman

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Dan Lehman:

  • John Reed and the Writing of Revolution (Ohio University Press)
  • Matters of Fact: Reading Nonfiction over the Edge (Ohio State University Press)
  • Co-editor of The River Teeth Reader (University of Nebraska Press)
  • Co-editor of River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative

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Joe Mackall

Joe Mackall

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Joe Mackall:

  • The Last Street Before Cleveland:  An Accidental Pilgrimage (University of Nebraska Press, 2006)
  • Plain Secrets:  An Outsider Among the Amish (Beacon Press, 2007)
  • Co-editor of The River Teeth Reader (University of Nebraska Press)
  • Co-editor of River Teeth:  A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative

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Mark Neely

Mark Neely

Poetry

Books by Mark Neely:

  • Beasts of the Hill (Oberlin College Press, 2012), winner of the FIELD Poetry Prize
  • Four of a Kind (Concrete Wolf, 2010), winner of the Concrete Wolf chapbook prize

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Leila Philip

Leila Philip

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Leila Philip:

  • A Family Place (SUNY, 2009)
  • The Road Through Miyama (Random House, 1989), winner of the PEN 1990 Martha Albrand Citation for Nonfiction

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Lynn Powell

Lynn Powell

Poetry

Books by Lynn Powell:

  • Old & New Testaments (University of Wisconsin Press, 1995), winner of The Brittingham Prize in Poetry and the New Writers Award of the Great Lakes Colleges Association
  • The Zones of Paradise (University of Akron Press, 2003)
  • Framing Innocence: A Mother’s Photographs, A Prosecutor’s Zeal, and a Small Town’s Response (New Press, 2010)

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Robert Root

Robert Root

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Robert Root:

  • Happenstance (University of Iowa Press, 2013)
  • Limited Sight Distance: Essays for Airwaves (Glimmerglass, 2013)
  • Postscripts: Retrospections on Time and Place (University of Nebraska Press, 2012)
  • Recovering Ruth: A Biographer’s Tale (University of Nebraska Press, 2002)
  • Following Isabella: Travels in Colorado Then and Now (University of Oklahoma Press, 2009)
  • The Nonfictionist’s Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007) 
  • E. B. White: The Emergence of an Essayist (University of Iowa Press, 1998).
  • Editor of Landscapes With Figures: The Nonfiction of Place (University of Nebraska Press, 2007)
  • Co-editor of the anthology The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction (Pearson, 2012), now in its sixth edition.

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Bonnie J. Rough

Bonnie J. Rough

Creative Nonfiction

Books by Bonnie J. Rough:

  • Carrier: Untangling the Danger in My DNA, winner of a 2011 Minnesota Book Award

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Ruth L. Schwartz

Ruth L. Schwartz

Poetry

Books by Ruth L. Schwartz:

  • Miraculum (Autumn House Press, 2012)
  • Dear Good Naked Morning (Autumn House Press, 2005), selected by Alicia Ostriker for the 2004 Autumn House Poetry Prize
  • Edgewater (HarperCollins, 2002), a National Poetry Series winner chosen by Jane Hirshfield
  • Singular Bodies (Anhinga Press, 2001), recipient of the 2000 Anhinga Prize for Poetry
  • Accordion Breathing and Dancing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996), winner of the 1994 Associated Writing Programs Competition
  • Soul on Earth: A Guide to Living & Loving Your Human Life (Six Directions Press, 2012)
  • Death in Reverse: A Love Story (Michigan State University Press, 2004)

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(on-leave, 2014)

Kathryn Winograd

Kathryn Winograd

Poetry & Creative Nonfiction

Books by Kathryn Winograd:

  • Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation (Conundrum Press, 2014)
  • Air into Breath (Ashland Poetry Press, 2002), a 2003 Colorado Book Award Winner in Poetry
  • Co-author of two books on online learning and teaching, You Can Learn Online and You Can Teach Online (McGraw Hill, 2002)
  • Stepping Sideways Into Poetry (Scholastic, Inc., 2005)

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