Poetry and Poetics


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.


My interests are in early modern philosophy and literature, philosophy of religion and poetics.


I graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. Before that I was a teaching artist in California. Current interests include narrative theory, affect studies, print culture, and 19th c. American and British literature


Hannah Loeb is a 3rd year English PhD student at UVA, where she studies poetry & poetics of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Her research interests include minor affects like grumpiness, ghost meters and other sticky forms, and kinds of attention. She earned her BA from Yale University in 2012 and her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2015, and her poetry has appeared in Booth, Ninth Letter, Apricity Press, Ornery Quarterly, American Chordata, Prodigal, and elsewhere. 


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).


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