Select Graduate Profiles, Creative Writing

Our graduate program in English has approximately 80 students studying literature or creative writing. The interaction in and out of the classroom among students from a variety of backgrounds and academic interests makes for a lively and dynamic intellectual environment. We value the unique possibilities for scholarly and creative growth that emerge because of the dual tracks in literature and creative writing. Below are some select profiles of doctoral students in the Center for Writers, the creative writing wing of the Department of English.

 

Annette C. Boehm

Education

B.A., Ruhr-University Bochum, 2001
M.B.S., Humboldt-University Berlin, 2003

Area of Specialization/Research Interests

Poetry, Creative Writing, Modernism, Gender Studies

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The Five Parts of Love—Confabulating Sappho, Dancing Girl Press, 2012
"Burke's Handbook on Beauty" and "A is for Atom," Hawaii Pacific Review, October 2013
"Corrections, Concerning Midas," The Nassau Review, 2013
"The Five Parts of Love" and "Solar Flares," elimae, February 2011  

Conference Papers

"The Physicist Writes Home," South Central Modern Language Association, 2013
"Taking Candy from Strangers—The Strange Characters of Jane Bowles," University of Georgia EGO Conference, 2013
"Five Ways of Looking at Us," Auburn Writer's Conference, 2012 

Awards

Ben Mounger Rawls Award, University of Southern Mississippi, 2013
Mercator scholarship, 2001-2003
DAAD scholarship, 1999-2000

 

 

Allison CampbellAllison Campbell 

Education

B.A., Southern Illinois University, 2004
M.A., University of Southern Mississippi, 2006 

Area of Specialization/Research Interests

Poetry Writing, Contemporary American Poetry, Modernism

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“&,” Harpur Palate, Summer/Fall 2012
“Body,” and “Cemetery,” Armchair/Shotgun, Summer 2012
Humanisticism,” “Loneliness,” and “You”, Witness, Summer 2012
Asking,” and “Rain,” A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Winter 2012
“What to Know,” Rattle, Summer 2011
“A Long Time Up Hard Mountain,” Labletter Spring 2011

Awards 

Outstanding Creativity in Teaching, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Laguna Campus, México, 2010

Earll Prize, Outstanding Achievement in Original Writing, Southern Illinois University, 2004

 

 

Louis Di Leo

Education

B.A., Hartwick College, 2007
M.F.A., University of Southern Maine, 2010
J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law, 2012

Area of Specialization/Research Interests

Fiction Writing, Contemporary Literature, American Literature, Ecocriticism & Environmental Literature, Law & Literature, Law & Religion, Environmental Law, Commonwealth Caribbean Law

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“The Polar Bear Ethic: From the Reactionary Trend in Environmental Lawmaking to the Climate Change Imperative,” Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, Fall 2013

“Kevin Young’s Careful Rebellion: An Analysis of ‘Correspondance’ from Ardency,” Synergy, Spring 2013

Excerpt from “Bats Swooped Over Black Mouth,” Stonecoast Lines, Summer 2010

Awards

Environmental Law Certificate, Florida Coastal School of Law, 2012
Excellence Award for Law & Religion, Florida Coastal School of Law, 2012
Caribbean Law Certificate, American & Caribbean Law Initiative, 2012
Excellence Award for Administrative Law, Florida Coastal School of Law, 2011

 

Tom Holmes

Education

MFA Creative Writing. (Emphasis: Poetry; Minor: Publishing). Eastern Washington University. June 2004.
MA English. The College at Brockport State University of New York. May 1995.
BS English. SUNY Oneonta. May 1992.

Area of Specialization/Research Interests

Poetry, Contemporary American Poetry, Deep Imagism, Modernism, Poetry Writing

Curriculum Vitae  

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Tom Holmes is the editor of Redactions: Poetry, Poetics, & Prose and the author of seven collections of poetry, most recently The Cave, which won The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award for 2013 and will be released in 2014. His writings have appeared in over 100 journals and a number of times on Verse Daily

Conference Papers

“Lineation: An Introduction to the Line Break.” Just Poets. Rochester, NY. 2010.
"Running a Literary Journal." RochesterInk Poetry Festival. 2007.
"Science and Poetry." GetLit! 2004.

Awards

Winner of The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award for 2013.

 

Jeffrey MacLachlanJeffrey MacLachlan

Education

B.A., SUNY Fredonia, 2004
M.F.A., Chatham University, 2006

Area of Specialization/Research Interests

Poetry Writing, Creative Nonfiction Writing, Contemporary Literature, Modernism

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"Kickboxing with God," New Ohio Review, Issue 15, 2013
"The Vanishing Child," The Minnesota Review, Issue 80, 2013
"Narquitecture," Confrontation, Issue 112, 2012
"Disappearing Lake," Stone Canoe, Issue 6, 2012
"Spirits of Tijuana," Southern California Review, Issue 5, 2012
"Smurf," A capella Zoo, Issue 8, 2012

Awards

Honorable Mention, Academy of American Poets Laurie Mansell Reich Poetry Prize, Chatham University, 2006
Mary Louise White Creative Writing Award for Poetry, SUNY Fredonia, 2004
Rosa Parks Prize for Fiction, SUNY Fredonia, 2004

 

Christina Rothenbeck 

Education

B.A., Montclair State University, 2006
M.F.A., West Virginia University, 2011 

Area of Specialization/Research Interests

Poetry Writing, Contemporary Feminist Poetry and Poetics, Early American Literature 

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Oneirology" and "It is in the hope of being useful that the following instructions are offered," Reunion: The Dallas Review, forthcoming 2014

“The Whore's Daughter,” Paterson Literary Review, 2004

Erasing Innocence, Dancing Girl Press, forthcoming 2014

Girls in Art, Dancing Girl Press, 2012 

Awards 

“Ode to Potato Soup” nominated by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers for submission to the 2014 AWP Intro Awards, Fall 2013
Poetry Award, Montclair State University, 2006
Honorable Mention, Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, NJ, 2004

 

Elena Tomorowitz

Education

B.A. Case Western Reserve University, 2007
M.F.A. Cleveland State University, 2011

Area of Specialization/Research Interests

Creative Writing and Poetry

Curriculum Vitae 

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“This Animal,” Fugue Literary Journal, October 2013, Finalist for Annual Writing Contest
“Questions for the Humility of Animalia,” The Collagist, July 2013
“Pioneer,” Guernica—A Journal of Art & Politics, June 2013
“Acquiescence,” Hayden’s Ferry Review, Spring 2012
“The Variable of the Invariable,” Barn Owl Review, Issue 5, Spring 2012
“The Cartoonist,” Blue Earth Review, Winter 2010

Conference Papers

Selected Presenter of “The America Poems,” Southern Central Modern Language Association Conference, 2013
“Avoiding the Authentic in the Absurd, Breaking Down the Poetry of Daniil Kharms,” University of Georgia English Graduate Organization Conference, 2013
“Caryl Phillips’s The European Tribe and the Social Constructs of the Inverted Tourist,” Louisiana State University Mardi Gras Conference, 2013

Awards

Joan Johnson Award in Poetry, University of Southern Mississippi, 2013
The Academy of American Poets Prize for Poetry, Northeast Ohio Master in Fine Arts, 2011
The Alberta Turner Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets for Poetry, Cleveland State University, 2009