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Michael Waters, PhD


Graduate Faculty

PhD, Ohio University

MFA, University of Iowa

BA/MA, SUNY - Brockport

Office: Wilson Annex, Room 402

Phone: 732-263-5407


Spring 2016 Office Hours:
Monday, 9 – 10 a.m.; and Tuesday, 5 – 6 p.m.

Spring 2016 Courses:

EN 253 - Creative Wrt: Poetry

EN 609 - Seminar CW Poetry

Regularly Taught Courses:

EN 202 - Literature II

EN 253 - Creative Writing: Poetry

EN 352 - The Craft of Writing

EN 491 - Senior Seminar

EN 609 - Seminar in Creative Writing Poetry

EN 615 - The Writer's Craft

Research Interests:

Research interests include creative writing and American literature.

Selected Works:


Gospel Night. BOA Editions. 2011

Selected Poems. Shoestring Press (UK). 2011

Darling Vulgarity. BOA Editions. 2006.

Parthenopi: New & Selected Poems. BOA Editions. 2001.

Green Ash, Red Maple, Black Gum. BOA Editions. 1997.

Bountiful. Carnegie Mellon University Press. 1992.

The Burden Lifters. Carnegie Mellon University Press. 1989.

Anniversary of the Air. Carnegie Mellon University Press. 1985.

Not Just Any Death. BOA Editions. 1979.

Fish Light. Ithaca House. 1975.

Death Searches for You a Second Time by Carmelia Leonte (co-translator). Red Dragonfly Press. 2003.

Contemporary American Poetry (co-editor). Houghton Mifflin. Eighth Edition. 2006. Seventh Edition. 2001.

Perfect in Their Art: Poems on Boxing from Homer to Ali (co-editor). Southern Illinois UP. 2003.

Selected Poems by A. Poulin, Jr. (editor). BOA Editions. 2001.

Dissolve to Island: On the Poetry of John Logan (editor). Ford-Brown & Company. 1984.

Popular Press:

Poetry; American Poetry Review; Paris Review; Kenyon Review; Yale Review; Georgia Review; Southern Review; Missouri Review; Iowa Review; Gettysburg Review; Michigan Quarterly Review; Ploughshares; Rolling Stone; TriQuarterly; North American Review; Mississippi Review; Shenandoah; Crazyhorse; Field; Antioch Review; Arts & Letters; English Record; American Voice; Ohio Review; Carolina Quarterly; New Letters; America; Prairie Schooner; North Dakota Quarterly; Seneca Review; Chelsea; Connecticut Review; Quarterly West; Indiana Review; Poetry Ireland Review; Mid-American Review; New Virginia Review; Near East Review; Southern Indiana Review; Wallace Stevens Journal; Chautauqua Literary Journal; New Jersey Poetry Journal; Tar River Poetry; Crab Orchard Review; Ironwood.

Additional Information:


SPC, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Advisor, Monmouth Review

Black History Month Committee

Department Graduate Programs Committee

Department Search Committee, Spring 2013