|The Graduate Creative Writing Faculty have authored and edited dozens of books, including work that has been awarded, among other honors, the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, the Mary McCarthy Prize in Fiction, the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize, the Asian American Literary Award, and the Whiting Award. Their work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including BEST AMERICAN POETRY and THE PUSHCART PRIZE ANTHOLOGY: BEST OF THE SMALL PRESSES. The faculty has also received Guggenheim, Bread Loaf, Cave Canem, Fulbright, Lannan Foundation Writing Residency, and Yaddo Artist Residency Fellowships.
The faculty rotates the teaching of the fall and spring semester workshops in fiction and poetry so that over any given two-year period four different fiction writers teach the graduate fiction workshop, and four different poets teach the graduate poetry workshop. This insures that students, regardless of when they enter the program, will have an opportunity to work with a wide range of writers in their field. The faculty also schedules regular offerings of the graduate workshop in creative nonfiction.
Catherine Bowman More
Recent and Forthcoming Publication (selected): “Sin Eater,” “The Hoarder,” in Sou’Wester, Spring 2013. “Wedding Invitation III,” in A Poet’s Craft, A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Poems. (University of Michigan Press, 2013). “The Sink.” The Best American Poetry 2011. (New York: Scribner, 2011)
Recent Honors: Institute of Digital Arts and Humanities Fellow, Indiana University. 2009-2011
Recent and Current Teaching: Spring 2015 - W403 Advanced Poetry Writing; W664 Topics in Current Literature (The Tarot: Endarkenment and the Practice of Writing)
Richard Cecil More
Recent and Forthcoming Publication (selected): “Ode to Late Middle Age.” 2012 Pushcart Prize XXXVI: Best of the Small Presses. (New York: Pushcart Press/W.W. Norton, 2012).
Recent Honors: 2012 Pushcart Prize
Recent and Current Teaching: Fall 2014 - W403 Advanced Poetry Writing; Spring 2015 - W303 Writing Poetry
Ross Gay More
Recent and Forthcoming Publication (selected): "Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude" (University of Pittsburgh, 2015), "Pyrite and Lace: Letters from Two Gardens" with Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Organic Weapon Arts, 2014); “Ode to the Fig Tree on 9th and Christian” and “To the Puritan in Me,” in American Poetry Review, May/June 2013; “Ode to Sleeping in My Clothes,” in Massachusetts Review, Spring 2012; Essays: Toi Derricotte: Change in the Depths,” American Women Poets in the 21st Century, Volume 4, Wesleyan University Press, forthcoming.
Recent Honors: Guggenheim Fellowship, 2013; Bread Loaf Fellowship, 2013; Anne Halley Poetry Prize, Massachusetts Review, 2013.
Recent and Current Teaching: Fall 2014 - W383 The Craft of Poetry; W613 Writing Poetry 1
Spring 2015 - W303 Writing Poetry; W550 Practicum on Teaching Writing in the Community
Adrian Matejka More
Recent and Forthcoming Publication (selected): Books: The Big Smoke Penguin U.S.A., 2013. Anthologized: “Eight Positions Mistaken for Love,” “Home Remedies,” “Want,” Lit from Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books; “Jack Johnson Come to Chicago,” City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry. (University of Iowa Press, 2012); “Off the Rim: Yusef Komunyakaa’s Mad Handles,” Fastbreak to Linebreak: Essays on Poetry and Basketball. (Michigan State University Press, 2012).
Recent Honors: Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry, 2014; Guggenheim Fellowship, 2014; 2014 Ainsfield-Wolf Award; 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry Finalist; Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship, 2011
Recent and Current Teaching: Spring 2014 - W303 Writing Poetry
Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 - On Leave
Alyce Miller More
Recent and Forthcoming Publications (selected): "Missing," China Grove, August 2013, pp25-35; "A Man Called Sneed," First Line, Fall 2012, pp. 40-63; Four Poems: "Gone", "Cubactoheron Sonnet", "The Pacific Ocean Is A Woman Like Me", and "In The Night Market", Ginosko Literary Journal Issue #11, 2012; “Worshiping the Book,” Chronicle of Higher Education, December 2012.
Recent Honors: 2013 New Frontiers Grant, Summer Faculty Fellowship
Recent and Current Teaching:
Fall 2014 - W301 Writing Fiction; W311 Writing Creative Nonfiction
Spring 2015 - W103 Introductory Creative Writing
Richard Nash More
Recent and Forthcoming Publications (selected): The Heath and The Horse (co-author, non-fiction, 2014); “Sporting With Kings,” The Cambridge Companion to Horseracing (Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Recent Honors (selected): 2014 Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Summer Instructional Development Fellowship
Recent and Current Teaching: Spring 2014 – L320 Restoration & Early 18th Century Literature (Description) ; L769 Research in Literature & Science (Pre-1800) (Description)
Fall 2014 - L328 Restoration & Eighteenth Century Drama (Description) ; L626/H699 Readings in Restoration & 18th C Literature & Culture (Pre-1800)(Description)
Jacinda Townsend More
Recent and Forthcoming Publications (selected): Saint Monkey, (novel) (forthcoming, Norton, 2014); “Lackland.” Red Holler: Contemporary Appalachian Literature (forthcoming, Sarabande Books, 2013);
Recent Honors: Indiana University Office of Women’s Affairs Grant for Research on Women, 2012; Indiana University College of Arts and Humanities Institute Travel Research Grant, 2012; Indiana University Summer Faculty Fellowship, 2012.
Recent and Current Teaching: Fall 2014 - On leave
Spring 2015 - W301 Writing Fiction; W612 Writing Fiction 2
Samrat Upadhyay More
Recent and Forthcoming Publications (selected): The City Son (novel). New York: Soho Press, 2014
Recent Honors: 2012 Grant, College Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana University; “Cultural Space and Displacement.”
Recent and Current Teaching: Fall 2014 - W401 Advanced Fiction Writing; W680 Theory & Craft of Writing; Spring 2015 - W381 The Craft of Fiction; W511 Writing Fiction
Bob Bledsoe More
Recent and Forthcoming Publications: How to Disappear Completely (Literary Journal Exit 7, Spring 2014)
Recent Honors: Trustee Teaching Award (2013)
Recent and Current Teaching: Fall 2014 - W103 Introductory Creative Writing; W381 The Craft of Fiction; Spring 2015 - W301 Writing Fiction
Romayne Dorsey More
Recent and Forthcoming Publications: Then Gone (Chapbook)(Hound Dog Press, fall 2014)
Recent and Current Teaching: Fall 2014 - W554 Teaching Creative Writing; Spring 2015 - W103 Introductory Creative Writing
Elizabeth Eslami More
Recent and Forthcoming Publications (selected): Hibernate (Story Collection). Ohio State University Press, 2014.
Recent Honors: 2013 Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction.
Recent and Current Teaching: Fall 2014 - W611 Writing Fiction 1; W301 Writing Fiction; Spring 2015 - W401 Advanced Fiction Writing