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Dr. Robert Clay

Assistant Professor


Adam Clay is the author of Stranger (Milkweed Editions, 2016), A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World (Milkweed Editions, 2012), and The Wash (Parlor Press, 2006). A fourth book, To Make Room for the Sea, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2020. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Denver Quarterly, Georgia Review, Boston Review, jubilat, Iowa Review, The Pinch, and elsewhere. He is Editor of Mississippi Review, a Co-Editor of Typo Magazine, and a Book Review Editor for Kenyon Review. He teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

  • PHD - Western Michigan University (2009)
  • MFA - University of Arkansas (2004)
  • Stranger
  • A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World
  • The Wash
  • Effective College Instruction

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Areas of Expertise

Creative Writing - Poetry; Contemporary American Poetry; Editing and Publishing