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

Terry Ann Thaxton, M.F.A.


  • 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


  • 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.


The Literary Arts Partnership at UCF


Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
20618 CRW3610 Writing Scripts World Wide Web (W) Not Online

PR: CRW 3013.  Web-based class. 

This is a course for students seriously interested in the art and craft of writing original film scripts.  We’ll start by reading screenplays, studying the nuts and bolts, and trying our hands at short exercises designed to strengthen dialogue and drama, character and action, and, of course, the secrets of format.  We’ll also discuss the ins and outs of selling scripts (or at least getting them read) and the challenge of doing something fresh in American cinema.  Requirements include a short film script, the first act of an original feature-length film script, and active participation in workshop discussion.  .

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80806 CRW3211 Creative Nonfiction Writing World Wide Web (W) Not Online

   This is an intermediate-level creative nonfiction workshop that will explore all forms of creative nonfiction, including: memoirs, narratives, cultural commentaries, rants, quests, personal essays about current events and contemporary issues, and literary journalism. There are weekly writing and reading assignments that focus on structures and techniques, as well as larger manuscripts that are peer reviewed.

92295 CRW6720 Professional Development in Creative Writing Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM 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.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50958 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop World Wide Web (W) B Not Online

PR: English major or minor, and grade of “C” or better required in CRW 3310

This is an advanced class for English majors/minors who take poetry seriously and want to prepare to become practicing poets. I expect that you already know the works of several contemporary poets, the terminology necessary to discuss poetry in workshop, and that you know a few of the current trends in poetry. From here we will explore various ways to start poems, deepen our understanding of contemporary trends and issues in poetry and poetics, and examine how to take poems from inception to publication. No textbook required - we will do a significant amount of reading and responding to poems that are available online through the Academy of American Poets.

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

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