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Adam Clay

Dr. Adam Clay

Associate 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), and To Make Room for the Sea (Milkweed Editions, 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 directs the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi.

  • PHD - Western Michigan University (2009)
  • MFA - University of Arkansas (2004)
  • To Make Room for the Sea
  • Stranger
  • A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World
  • The Wash
  • Effective College Instruction
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • FCOI Disclosure Process at USM_2017V2
  • Academic Integrity
  • Diversity Benefits for Higher Education Employees
  • FERPA for Higher Education
  • Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence Refresher: Title IX VAWA & Clery Act for Faculty & Staff
  • Unlawful Harassment Prevention for Higher Education Faculty
  • Bullying Prevention for Higher Education
  • Code of Conduct for Higher Education

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Areas of Expertise

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