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.

 

 

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

Email

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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

Email

 

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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 ‘Correspondence’ 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

  

Andrew Gretes

Education

B.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2004
M.F.A., American University, 2007

Area of Specialization/Research Interests

Fiction, Modernism, Narratology

Email 

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The Case of the Serial Luddite” (Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal, Spring 2015)
Hannibal” (Witness, Winter 2014)
How to Dispose of Dead Elephants (Sandstone Press, April 2014)
Shaken Not Stirred: Epilepsy as Inspiration” (Book Brunch, March 2014)

Awards 

McGrath Morris Fellowship (American University), 2008
The Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize (University of Maryland), 2004

 

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 was 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.

 

Max Macpherson

Education

B.S., SUNY College at Brockport
M.A., SUNY College at Brockport

Area of Specialization/Research Interests

Fiction, Queer and Trauma studies, Modernism

Email

  

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"Bénédiction House," Coachella Review Spring 2013 (">http://thecoachellareview.com/fiction/benedictionhouse_mfmacpherson.html), 
"The Body More Than Raiment," Hypothetical Review Issue 2 (http://hypotheticalreview.com/issue-two/mf-macpherson/), 
"Maggie and Milly and Molly and May," Scintilla Press Issue 7 (http://magazine.scintillapress.com/maggie-milly-molly-may.html), 
"Rookery Mockery" (poem), Love Rise Up: Poems of Social Justice, Protest and Hope, from Benu Press. 
Awards: Finalist in the Iowa Review's 2014 Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans. 
Calvin Rich Poetry Award, 2011.

 

 

Nickalus Rupert

Education: 

B.A., University of West Florida, 2004
M.A., University of West Florida, 2009
M.F.A., University of Central Florida, 2015 

 

Area of specialization:

Fiction Writing, Publishing, Modernism, Food Politics 

 

 

Awards: 

Provost's Fellowship (University of Central Florida), 2013
Pace Graduate Scholarship (University of West Florida), 2008
Laurie O'Brien Prize for Fiction (University of West Florida), 2007

 

Select Publications 

“Shelter Dogs,” The Pinch, Issue 35.2, September 2015 
“Sugar Rockets” PANK Online, Issue 10.5, September 2015
“Whalekeeper” Blue Monday Review, Issue 2.3, September 2015
“If the River Drops” Tin House’s Flash Fridays, August 2015
“Migratory Habits of the Western Cascades,” WhiskeyPaper, June 2015 
“Cloud Study,” Night Train, 2015 Anthology, April 2015 

 

 

 

Caleb Tankersley

Education

B.A., Southeast Missouri State University, 2010
M.A., Southeast Missouri State University, 2013

Area of Specialization

Fiction Writing, Publishing, Contemporary American Literature, Queer Studies, Native American Literature

Select Publications 

Jesus Works the Night Shift, Poetry Chapbook, Urban Farmhouse Press Fall 2014
“Godzilla Girl,” Gargoyle Fall 2015
“We Have A City,” Storm Cellar Fall 2015
“You’re Beautiful,” Cape Fear Review Spring 2015
“I Played the Farmer,” Pinball Fall 2014
“he told me a story,” The Knicknackery Fall 2014
“The Oak Tree,” decomP magazinE Spring 2014
“In The Clouds,” Midwestern Gothic Winter 2013

 

Justin Carmickle

Education

B.A., Indiana University at Bloomington, 2012
M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015

Area of Specialization

Fiction Writing, Post-Stonewall Gay Literature, AIDS Writing, Immigrant Literature, Lesbian Pulp

Select Publications 

"The Boys Go Camping," Excavating Honesty: An Anthology of Rage and Hope in America (Paper Nautilus), Forthcoming
"Visiting Jesus," Jonathan, Forthcoming
"Saint Agnes House," Rappahannok Review, 2015
"Billiards," Midwestern Gothic, 2015
"No Fireworks on the Beach," Mary: A Journal of New Writing, 2013
"The Beekeeper," Louisiana Literature, 2010

 

Awards

Honorable Mention, Glimmer
Trains's New Writer Award, 2015