Graduate Program in Creative Writing

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Faculty

The full-time creative writing faculty at KU has been widely published and anthologized and has been awarded such distinctions as the Gertrude Stein Award, the Kenyon Review Prize, the Sue Kaufman Prize, the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion, and the Pushcart Prize. In recent years, visiting writers Michael Chabon, China Mieville, Salman Rushdie, Rita Dove, Cristina Garcia, Kent Haruf, Ted Kooser, Sherman Alexie, Cherrie Moraga, Naruddin Farah, Diane Williams, Paul Muldoon, Sam Lipsyte, Salvadore Plascencia, and many others have come to the KU campus to give seminars and readings.


G. Douglas Atkins

Professor

3109 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2609
gdatkins@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Virginia)

Areas of Research

History and Composition of the personal and the familiar essay; "creative nonfiction"; T.S. Eliot; Restoration and eighteenth-century poetry and prose; reading and pedagogy; literature and religion.


Darren Canady

Assistant Professor

3138 Wescoe Hall
785.864.3642
canady@ku.edu

MFA (New York University)

Areas of Research

Playwriting


Joseph Harrington

Associate Professor

3001-C Wescoe Hall
785.864.2575
jharring@ku.edu

Ph.D. (California, Berkely)

Areas of Research

U.S. literatures, particularly post-1900; poetry and poetics; cultural studies; political philosophy; mixed-genre writing; documentary poetry; experimental nonfiction.


William J. Harris

Associate Professor

3106 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2534
wjh8@ku.edu

Areas of Research

American Literature, African American Literature, jazz studies, American poetry and creative writing.


Kenneth Irby

Associate Professor

2010 Wescoe Hall
785.864.3118
klirby@ku.edu

A.M. (Harvard), M.L.S. (California, Berkeley)

Areas of Research

Poetry


Kij Johnson

Assistant Professor

3021 Wescoe Hall
206.459.2950
kijjo@ku.edu

M.F.A. (North Carolina State University, Raleigh)

Areas of Research

Short and long fiction writing; foundational fantasy, speculative literature, and the irreal.


Megan Kaminski

Assistant Professor

3031 Wescoe Hall
kaminski@ku.edu

M.A. ( California, Davis)


Tom Lorenz

Associate Professor

3001H Wescoe Hall
785.864.2516
tlorenz@ku.edu

M.F.A. (Bowling Green)

Areas of Research

Creative writing


Chris McKitterick

Center for the Study of Science Fiction Director
KU Technical Communication Liaison

3040 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2509
cmckit@ku.edu

M.A. (Kansas)

Areas of Research

Speculative fiction, especially science fiction. Creative writing, especially speculative fiction writing. Editing and technical writing.


Laura Moriarty

Assistant Professor

2023 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2558
lauramo@ku.edu

M.A. (Kansas)

Areas of Research

Fiction writing


Chester Sullivan

Associate Professor

3101 Wescoe Hall
785.864.3287
csull@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Texas Christian)

Areas of Research

Creative writing.



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