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

Don Stap, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Modern and Contemporary American Poetry from University of Utah (1978)

Research Interests

Shorebirds. Poetry. The Literature of Fact.

Selected Publications

Books

  • BIRDSONG. New York: Scribner 2005. (Nonfiction: Natural History)
  • A PARROT WITHOUT A NAME. New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1990. (Nonfiction: Natural History)
  • LETTER AT THE END OF WINTER. Gainesville: University Presses of Florida 1987. (Poetry)

Creative Publications

  • Poems have appeared in POETRY, TRIQUARTERLY, THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR, POETRY EAST, THE MASSACHUSETTS REVIEW, QUARTERLY WEST, GREENFIELD REVIEW, POETRY NORTHWEST, PRAIRIE SCHOONER, PASSAGES NORTH, THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, WESTERN HUMANITIES REVIEW, and elsewhere.
  • Prose publications include articles and essays in AUDUBON, SMITHSONIAN, ORION, SIERRA, NATIONAL WILDLIFE, LIVING BIRD, BACKPACKER, THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, PASSAGES NORTH, NEW YORK TIMES, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, TRAVEL & LEISURE, and elsewhere.

Miscellaneous Publications

  • Individual articles and essays have appeared in several anthologies, including Best American Science and Nature Writing,The Wild Heart of Florida, The Book of the Everglades, and A Forest of Voices: Conversations in Ecology.

Awards

  • National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship
  • (twice) Individual Artist Grant from the Division of Cultural Affairs, State of Florida

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2018.

No courses found for Fall 2017.

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10796 CRW6025 Adv Graduate Writing Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 6:00PM - 7:15PM Not Online
CRW6025.0002: Advanced Writing Workshop - Poetry/Nonfiction
(Stap)

PR: Admission to the Creative Writing MFA

Most of our time will be devoted to workshop sessions in which we discuss the poems you write during the term. We may also read and discuss some contemporary American poetry, as time allows.

Although there are no formulas or rules to follow to write good poems, we will establish some guidelines and discuss the qualities most often present in good poems, for instance - clarity, honesty, significance, control of diction, an attention to the sound of words, the effective use of figurative language, and the use of concrete and specific language.

No courses found for Fall 2016.

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Jul 9, 2012

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