Associate Professor of Humanities
BA English, Kenyon College
PhD Twentieth Century American, British and Irish Poetry, Boston University
Teaching interests: Lyric Poetry, Creative Writing, Survey of the Humanities: Art and Literature
Research interests: History of Lyric Poetry, Contemporary Poetry, Sonnets in English and German, Poetry in Translation, Irish Literature, Intersections between Art History and Literature
Poor Earth, a chapbook of poems, New Women’s Voices’ Series, Finishing Line Press, forthcoming 2014.
A Singing Contest: Conventions of Sound in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney, Studies in Major Literary Authors Series, Routledge (New York), July 2005.
Co-editor, with Rosanna Warren, of two anthologies of prison poetry writing, Springshine and From This Distance, B.U. Press, 1997 and 1998.
Essays and Poems
“Seamus Heaney” (a literary obituary), Literary Matters (November 2013).
“Ecole Maternelle” and “Taken Wing,” Literary Imagination (Winter 2013).
“A Vespertinal Mixture: Michael Longley’s A Hundred Doors,” Almatroz (2013).
“The Whole Fountaining Pack,” The Palm Beach Effect: Reflections on Michael Hofmann, Eds. André Naffis-Sahely and Julian Stannard. London: CB Editions (2013): 169-177.
“Almost November,” Literary Imagination, Winter 2012.
Three poems in Poetry Northeast, Summer 2012.
“A Poetic Trialogue,” with Paul Muldoon and Jeff Hilson. The Cambridge Companion to the Sonnet. Eds. Peter Howarth. Cambridge University Press (2011): 6-24.
“Named Airs: American Sonnets from Stevens to Bidart,” in A Companion to Poetic Genre, Ed. Erik Martiny. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Press (2011): 220-233.
British and Irish Contemporary Poetry Conference (BICPC), Manchester, U.K. (September 15, 2013), “A Vespertinal Mixture: Michael Longley’s A Hundred Doors.”
International Association for the Study of Irish Literature (IASIL), Belfast, Northern Ireland (July 24, 2013), “The Anti-Urban: Michael Longley’s Pastorals.”
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers (ALSCW), Athens, Georgia (April 5, 2013), “Thoughts on Diaries and Diagrams.”
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers (ALSCW), Boston, MA (October 2011), “The Boyhood Letters of Toulouse-Lautrec.”
International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL), Leuven, Belgium (July 2011), “Heaney’s Recent Poems.”
American Literature Association (ALA) annual convention, Boston, MA (May 2011), “Lowell, Bishop, Bidart and the Sonnet.”
Other professional activity and/or awards:
Fellow of the Hariri Center for Computational Technology, Boston University, 2013.
Fulbright Teaching/Research Award, University of Innsbruck Visiting Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, 2011-2012.
Director, Poetry Reading Series at Boston University. Click here for the Poetry Reading Series web page.