Creative Writing

Our Faculty

Elizabeth Arnold
Professor
Maud Casey
Professor
Michael Collier
Professor
Emily Mitchell
Assistant Professor
Howard Norman
Professor
Stanley Plumly
Professor
Director, Creative Writing
Joshua Weiner
Professor

Faculty Bookshelf

Book Image Assistant Professor Emily Mitchell
Author, Viral
W.W. Norton, 2015
Book Image Professor Elizabeth Arnold
Life
2014
Book Image Professor Howard Norman
I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place
2013
Book Image Professor Joshua Weiner
The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish
The University of Chicago Press, 2013
Book Image Professor Michael Collier
An Individual History
W. W. Norton & Company, 2012
Book Image Professor Stanley Plumly
Orphan Hours
W. W. Norton & Company, 2012
Book Image Professor Howard Norman
Author, What is Left the Daughter
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
Book Image Professor Elizabeth Arnold
Effacement
Flood Editions, 2010
Book Image Professor Joshua Weiner
Editor, At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn
University of Chicago Press, 2009
Book Image Assistant Professor Emily Mitchell
The Last Summer of the World: A Novel
W. W. Norton & Company, 2008
Book Image Professor Stanley Plumly
Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography
W. W. Norton, 2008
Book Image Professor Michael Collier
Make Us Wave Back
University of Michigan Press, 2007
Book Image Professor Howard Norman
The Haunting of L.
Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 2007
Book Image Professor Stanley Plumly
Old Heart
W. W. Norton, 2007
Book Image Professor Howard Norman
Devotion
Houghton Mifflin, 2007
Book Image Professor Elizabeth Arnold
Civilization
Flood Editions, 2006
Book Image Professor Joshua Weiner
From the Book of Giants
2006
Book Image Professor Maud Casey
Genealogy
HarperCollins, 2006
Book Image Professor Michael Collier
Dark Wild Realm
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006
Book Image Professor Howard Norman
In Fond Remembrance of Me
Picador, 2006
Book Image Professor Stanley Plumly
Argument & Song: Sources and Silences in Poetry
Handsel, 2003
Book Image Professor Maud Casey
Drastic
William Morrow, 2002
Book Image Professor Howard Norman
The Chauffeur
Picador, 2002
Book Image Professor Howard Norman
The Northern Lights
Picador, 2001
Book Image Professor Stanley Plumly
Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000
Ecco, 2001
Book Image Professor Joshua Weiner
The World's Room
University of Chicago Press, 2001
Book Image Professor Maud Casey
The Shape of Things to Come
William Morrow, 2001
Book Image Professor Michael Collier
The Ledge
Houghton Mifflin, 2000
Book Image Professor Howard Norman
The Museum Guard
Picador, 2000
Book Image Professor Elizabeth Arnold
The Reef
University of Chicago Press, 1999
Book Image Professor Stanley Plumly
The Marriage in the Trees
Ecco, 1998
Book Image Professor Michael Collier
The Neighbor
University of Chicago Press, 1995

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News

September 17, 2014
Annette Debo's (PhD 1998) edition of H.D.'s Within the Walls and What Do I Love? was released by the University Press of Florida last week on September 9.
September 4, 2014
Natasha Sajé (Ph.D. 1995) has two books out this year, Vivarium (book of poems from Tupelo Press) and Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory (essays from U of Michigan Press). She continues to teach both at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and in the Vermont College of Fine Arts, a low residency MFA program.
September 3, 2014
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September 2, 2014
Jeanne Fahnestock was a keynote speaker at the meeting of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation in Amsterdam, July 1 through 4, 2014. Title of address: "Arguing in the Grooves: Genre and Language Constraints in Scientific Controversies." She also received the "Distinguished Scholarship Award" for 2014 in recognition of "a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of argumentation."
September 2, 2014
Martha Nell Smith published two essays: “Frozen Social Relations and Time for a Thaw: Visibilities, Exclusions, and Considerations for Postcolonial Digital Archives,” in Journal of Victorian Culture 19.3 (2014), 403-410, and “Civil War(s) and Dickinson Manuscript Book Reconstructions, Deconstructed: the Archives of our Attentions,” for Dickinson’s Fascicles: A Spectrum of Possibilities, ed. by Paul Crumbley and Eleanor Elson Heginbotham. (Ohio State University Press 2014), 130-149. Keep reading to learn more.
September 2, 2014
Tamar LeRoy presented at The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in March of 2014 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her paper is titled "'Le Sauvage Anglois, or the English Savage': Sensibility, Masculinity, and Creolization in John Gabriel Stedman's Narrative of a Five Year's Expedition."
September 2, 2014
In July, Randy Ontiveros gave a talk on the film El Norte and what it reveals about American suburbia at the first-ever gathering of the International Latino Studies Association. He also finished a short essay on "Teaching the Suburbs in Latino Literature" for a pedagogy volume that will be published by Routledge in the Spring. 
September 2, 2014
Rebecca Ritzel (PWP) served as critic-in-residence at Chautauqua Institution, a lakeside community near Buffalo dedicated to the literary, visual and performing arts. While there in July, her duties included reviewing "Go West!," a collaborative performance featuring the Charlotte Ballet, Chautauqua Theatre Company and other arts groups. Rebecca is The Washington Post's theater columnist and also writes about other artistic disciplines for the paper.
September 2, 2014
Robin Earnest, J.D., LL.M., spent much of her summer serving as defense counsel with the Maryland District Court’s new Appointed Attorney Program. The Program was established in response to the Court of Appeals’ decision in Richmond v. DeWolfe, 434 Md. 444 (2013). Her article on that Program will be published in this month’s issue of the Prince George’s County’s Bar Association’s Newsletter.
August 29, 2014
Laura Rosenthal will serve as the ADVANCE Professor for the College of Arts and Humanities for 2014-15.