Creative Writing




Sebastien is a first-year poetry candidate in the MFA from Dexter, Michigan. His interests include nature poetry, hiking, mushroom hunting, and Victorian literature. His work has been published in the RC Review and the Michigan Daily. He is a 2021 Hopwood Undergraduate Poetry winner at the University of Michigan.


Coby-Dillon English is a fiction MFA student from Indiana and Michigan. They hold a BA in English and Political Science from Purdue University and are a current fellow of the inaugural class of the Periplus Collective. An enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, they write stories surrounding mythology, family, and the environment. They currently serve as editor for THiNK Magazine.



The New American, Simon & Schuster, 2020.
The Brick House, Awst Press, 2017.
Brief History of Yes, Dalkey Archive Press, 2013.
The Mirror in the Well, Dalkey Archive Press, 2008.
Draining the Sea, Riverhead Books, 2008.
The Daydreaming Boy, Riverhead Books, 2004.
Three Apples Fell from Heaven, Riverhead Books, 2001.

Digital Humanities Project


My research centers the theory and history of the nineteenth-century British novel: most recently, the ways midcentury novels change at the hands of earlier-century lyric forms. I’m increasingly drawn to the interstices of realism, the everyday, and address, but at the heart of my work is a sustained preoccupation with aesthetic forms and their collisions over time. I am currently completing my Ph.D. in English Language & Literature at the University of Virginia (expected graduation 2023), and I received my B.A.


GREGORY ORR is the author of ten collections of poetry, including the forthcoming How Beautiful the Beloved (Copper Canyon Press, 2009) and the recent booklength lyric sequence Concerning the Book that is the Body of the Beloved (Copper Canyon Press, 2005).



B.A. University of Virginia, 1982
M.S. American University, 1994
B.A. George Mason University, 1997
M.F.A. University of Virginia, 2000
M.S. National Defense Intelligence College, 2010 




MFA Columbia University, 1981
BA St. Lawrence University, 1978


Kneeling on Rice, University of Missouri Press, 1994


  • "Loud," lead story in The Massachusetts Review, Volume 56, Issue 2, summer 2015.
  • “Puck’s Here,” The Kenyon Review, spring 2015.
  • “Zeke’s Dead,” Blackbird, spring 2013.


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