1. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  2. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  3. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  4. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  5. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  6. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  7. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  8. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  9. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  10. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  11. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  12. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  13. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  14. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  15. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  16. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  17. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  18. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  19. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  20. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  21. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  22. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  23. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  24. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  25. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  26. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  27. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  28. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  29. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  30. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
Ephraim Scott Sommers

Ephraim Scott Sommers, Ph.D.

A singer-songwriter and poet from Atascadero, California, Ephraim Scott Sommers is the author of The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire which won the 2016 Patricia Bibby First Book Award and was published in February of 2017 by Tebot Bach Press. Recent essays and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Cream City Review, The Journal, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. Having received his PhD from Western Michigan University, Ephraim currently teaches creative writing on the graduate faculty at the University of Central Florida and lives with his fiancé in Orlando. For music and poems, please visit: http://www.ephraimscottsommers.com

Education

  • Ph.D. in Creative Writing-Poetry from Western Michigan University (2016)
  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing-Poetry from San Diego State University (2011)
  • B.A. in English & Political Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (2006)

Research Interests

-Contemporary American Poetry; Lyric-Narrative Poetry as Performance; International Poetry in Translation; Contemporary American Fiction; The History of Poetry; The Intersection of Poetry and Music; 

Recent Research Activities

-The Craft Essay (Poetry and Pedagogy)

-The Novel

-Docu-Poetry & Creative Non-Fiction

Selected Publications

Books

  • The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire

Awards

-2016 Patricia Bibby First Book Award for The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire (Tebot Bach Press)

-2015 Herb Scott Award for Poetic Achievement (Western Michigan University)

-2012/2013 Frostic Endowed Fellowship Recipient (Western Michigan University)

-2009 Dr. Minas Savaas Endowed Fellowship Recipient (San Diego State University)

Activities

-Director: Monthly Undergraduate Open-Mic Reading Series with Featured Graduate Reader (UCF)

-Co-Director: Writers in the Sun Reading Series (UCF)

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19381 CRW3053 Thry & Practice Creative Wrtng Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
19382 CRW3120 Fiction Writing Workshop Rdce Time M,W 3:30PM - 4:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10774 CRW6025 Adv Graduate Writing Workshop Face2Face W 7:30PM - 10:15PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80062 CRW3013 Creative Writing for English M Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
CRW 3013.0003: Creative Writing for English Majors
(Sommers)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

At all times when you write, you are communicating the way you see the world to someone else. You are in control of all of the details that make up that world, so in a sense, you are the God or supreme creator of that world. In CRW 3013, an introduction to the writing of fiction and poetry, you will use your imagination to create any number of new worlds, and you will get to choose what goes in them and what does not. Over the course of our semester together, we will also be reading selections by many notable authors in an effort to see how they have gone before us to create their new worlds.
81804 CRW3013 Creative Writing for English M Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
CRW 3013.0007: Creative Writing for English Majors
(Sommers)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

At all times when you write, you are communicating the way you see the world to someone else. You are in control of all of the details that make up that world, so in a sense, you are the God or supreme creator of that world. In CRW 3013, an introduction to the writing of fiction and poetry, you will use your imagination to create any number of new worlds, and you will get to choose what goes in them and what does not. Over the course of our semester together, we will also be reading selections by many notable authors in an effort to see how they have gone before us to create their new worlds.
81690 CRW3053 Thry & Practice Creative Wrtng Web Web Not Online
CRW 3053.0W61: Theory and Practice of Creative Writing
(Sommers)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

In this course, students will read literary texts to feed their understanding of contemporary writing in fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry. They will apply the strategies that they learn from these stories, essays, and poems to their creative activities, become fluent in relevant writing terminology and concepts, gain insight into the emphases and specialties of the UCF creative writing program, and identify possible career paths and "uses" of a degree in English with a specialization in creative writing.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50916 CRW3013 Creative Writing for English M Web A Web Not Online
CRW 3013.AW61: Creative Writing for English Majors
(Sommers)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

At all times when you write, you are communicating the way you see the world to someone else. You are in control of all of the details that make up that world, so in a sense, you are the God or supreme creator of that world. In CRW 3013, an introduction to the writing of fiction and poetry, you will use your imagination to create any number of new worlds, and you will get to choose what goes in them and what does not. Over the course of our semester together, we will also be reading selections by many notable authors in an effort to see how they have gone before us to create their new worlds.
61573 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Web B Web Not Online
CRW 4320.BW61: Advanced Poetry Workshop
(Sommers)

PR: English major or minor, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3310

A good poem needs a good source of energy, so how do we get more energy in our poems? This is an accelerated course in advanced poetry writing. We will read a book of poetry by a different author each week, try to discover what each poet's particular style is, and then use each book of poems as an influence as we write our own poems each week and find our own personal style and our personal source of poetic energy. Let's write some fast-paced poems together!
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19168 CRW3120 Fiction Writing Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
CRW 3120
(Sommers)

What makes for a compelling voice in fiction? How do we find the best voice to tell the best story? How can we get more urgency, more tension, more speed, and more imagination in our writing? This semester, in CRW 3120, we're going to trim the exposition and the backstory and focus on tumbling forward in plot with characters in action, scene, dialogue, conflict, and tension. By the end of the semester, you will have four well-polished, high-octane, tension-filled stories for your fiction portfolio.
19169 CRW3120 Fiction Writing Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
CRW 3120
(Sommers)

What makes for a compelling voice in fiction? How do we find the best voice to tell the best story? How can we get more urgency, more tension, more speed, and more imagination in our writing? This semester, in CRW 3120, we're going to trim the exposition and the backstory and focus on tumbling forward in plot with characters in action, scene, dialogue, conflict, and tension. By the end of the semester, you will have four well-polished, high-octane, tension-filled stories for your fiction portfolio.
19170 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
CRW 3310: Poetry Writing Workshop
(Sommers)

How is a poem made? What does every poem need in order to be compelling? Where does a poem's energy come from? How do we write poems about difficult subject matter? How do we make an emotion into a concrete thing? How can a poem sing or laugh or whisper or shout in anger? How do we find a poetic voice that is uniquely our own? In CRW 3310, we will answer these questions together as a community of poets. We will explore poetry's vast wonders, its various mysteries. Then, we will write poems that matter.
19581 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online
CRW 3310: Poetry Writing Workshop
(Sommers)

How is a poem made? What does every poem need in order to be compelling? Where does a poem's energy come from? How do we write poems about difficult subject matter? How do we make an emotion into a concrete thing? How can a poem sing or laugh or whisper or shout in anger? How do we find a poetic voice that is uniquely our own? In CRW 3310, we will answer these questions together as a community of poets. We will explore poetry's vast wonders, its various mysteries. Then, we will write poems that matter.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80068 CRW3013 Creative Writing for English M Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
CRW3013.0003: Creative Writing for English Majors


PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

Literary genres; practice and critique of peer writing; critical reading of established authors.
80939 CRW3013 Creative Writing for English M Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM Not Online
CRW3013.0002: Creative Writing for English Majors


PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

Literary genres; practice and critique of peer writing; critical reading of established authors.
81186 CRW3120 Fiction Writing Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
CRW3120.0001: Fiction Writing Workshop


PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013 and CRW 3053

An intermediate level fiction writing workshop for English majors; group analysis and criticism; close reading of contemporary fiction and fiction theory.
81898 CRW3120 Fiction Writing Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
CRW3120.0003: Fiction Writing Workshop


PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013 and CRW 3053

An intermediate level fiction writing workshop for English majors; group analysis and criticism; close reading of contemporary fiction and fiction theory.

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Mar 22, 2017

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