1. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  2. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  3. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  4. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  5. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
Department of English Graduate Programs
Terry Ann Thaxton

Terry Ann Thaxton, M.F.A.

Education

  • M.F.A. in Poetry from Vermont College (1997)

Research Interests

  • Poetry Writing
  • Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Literary Arts and Community
  • Community-Based Learning
  • Women's Studies
  • Marginalized Learners

Selected Publications

Books

  • CREATIVE WRITING IN THE COMMUNITY: A GUIDE, Bloomsbury Publishing, January 2014
  • THE TERRIBLE WIFE, Collection of Poems, Salt Publishing, UK, 15 February 2013

    • Winner of The Florida Book Award in Poetry 2013, Bronze Medal
  • GETAWAY GIRL, Collection of Poems, Salt Publishing, UK, 15 March 2011

    • Winner of the 18th Annual Frederick Morgan Poetry Prize
    • Shortlisted, The Crashaw Prize, Salt Publishing, UK
    • Finalist, Elixir Press Ninth Annual Poetry Awards
    • Semi-Finalist, University of Akron Poetry Prize 
    • Semi-Finalist, Black Lawrence Press Poetry Prize
    • Finalist, Carnegie Mellon Poetry Press Prize
    • Finalist, T.S. Eliot Prize in Poetry, Truman State University Press
    • Semi-Finalist, Beatrice Hawley Poetry Prize, Alice James Books
    • Finalist, Ohio State University Award for Poetry
    • Semi-Finalist, University of Akron Poetry Prize for Getaway Girl

Creative Publications

  • "Delusions of Grandeur." Essay. The Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editor's Prize, 2013.
  • Poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Connecticut Review, Cimarron Review, Painted Bride, Hayden's Ferry, South Carolina Review, Potomac Review, flyway, and elsewhere.
  • Essays and book reviews have appeared in Fourth Genre and Seattle Journal for Social Justice.

Activities

The Literary Arts Partnership at UCF

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
92295 CRW6720 Professional Development in Creative Writing Face2Face Tu,Th 6:00PM - 7:15PM Not Online

This is a course designed primarily for first semester students in the MFA Creative Writing Program. The lectures, discussions, and assignments in this course are designed to give students the tools they need to make the most of their time in the MFA program. We will explore various ways post-MFAs support their art. Specifically this course will: provide students with tools to succeed in the MFA program, help students develop a writing life plan for post-MFA life, strengthen teaching-related knowledge and skills vital to both GTA work and future teaching (in a variety of settings), increase students’ knowledge about current editing and publishing trends (such as digital publishing, online literary journals, independent publishing, etc.), introduce you to other professions related to writing (such as community-based literary arts teaching, nonprofit programming, reading series, etc.). There will be at least four required books (I’m still deciding, but these are the types of books we’ll use): Dispatches from the Classroom: Graduate Students on Creative Writing Pedagogy, eds. Chris Drew, Joseph Rein, and David Yost, The Write Crowd: Literary Citizenship & the Writing Life, Lori A. May, The Geeks Guide to the Writing Life, Stephanie Vanderslice, Creative Writing in the Community: A Guide, Terry Ann Thaxton, Editors on Editing, Gerald C. Gross. The Business of Being a Writer, by Jane Friedman. The primary assignments will include a book review, a pedagogy paper, a writing life plan for yourself, presentations, and significant research.

No courses found for Summer 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10774 CRW6025 Adv Graduate Writing Workshop Face2Face M,W 6:00PM - 7:15PM Not Online

In this section of Advanced Graduate Writing Workshop, poetry and nonfiction writers will push boundaries in form, content, or both. Writers should always be taking risks. Students are welcome to focus on just one of these genres, or to experiment with both. We'll focus on craft-based discussions of your new writing, with a few conversations about select published works as a way of informing our understanding of craft. Nonfiction students are invited to write all subgenres of literary nonfiction, including memoir, personal essay, flash nonfiction, graphic narrative, and literary journalism. Poetry students are encouraged to explore subgenres of poetry, such as prose poetry, fabulist poetry, formal poetry, or hybrid forms. Rather than perfecting your (already) unique voice, polishing elements of craft you use all the time, staying rutted in your tried-and-true structure/form, we will be finding ways to challenge your writing in order to take your writing to a new level. We will also read and discuss contemporary American poetry and essays, as well as the creative process, the elements of poetry and nonfiction, and the principles of writing effectively. We will also experiment with the studio workshop method. 

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81810 CRW6025 Adv Graduate Writing Workshop Face2Face M 7:30PM - 10:15PM Not Online
In this section of Advanced Graduate Writing Workshop, poetry and nonfiction writers will push boundaries in form, content, or both. Writers should always be taking. Students are welcome to focus on just one of these genres, or to experiment with both. We'll focus on craft-based discussions of your new writing, with a few conversations about select published works as a way of informing our understanding of craft. Nonfiction students are invited to write all subgenres of literary nonfiction, including memoir, personal essay, flash nonfiction, graphic narrative, and literary journalism. Poetry students are encouraged to explore subgenres of poetry, such as prose poetry, fabulist poetry, formal poetry, or hybrid forms. Rather than perfecting your (already) unique voice, polishing elements of craft you use all the time, staying rutted in your tried-and-true structure/form, we will be finding ways to challenge your writing in order to take your writing to a new level. We will also read and discuss contemporary American poetry and essays, as well as the creative process, the elements of poetry and nonfiction, and the principles of writing effectively.

Updated: Aug 9, 2018

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