1. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  2. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  3. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  4. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  5. Samuel Richardson, Dress, and Discourse by Kathleen M. Oliver
  6. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  7. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  8. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  9. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  10. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  11. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  12. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  13. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  14. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  15. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  16. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  17. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  18. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  19. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  20. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  21. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  22. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  23. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  24. The Heaven of Animals by 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 Session Date and Time Syllabus
61281 CRW3013 Creative Writing for English M Web A Web Not Online
This course is designed to help you develop creative writing skills and to increase your critical appreciation of three major literary genres: poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. All of our work this semester will be done on-line, and since this is a six-week semester, we have a lot to do in a brief amount of time. Reliable access to the internet and ability to navigate Canvas is required. Required Text: Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief, by David Starkey (Second Edition).

Required Assignments include numerous writing assignments, numerous critiquing assignments, weekly readings, three major quizzes, and a final portfolio.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91008 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online
This is an intermediate level poetry workshop that will focus on the nature of poetry, the creative process, the elements most often present in good poems, and we will read and discuss the work of contemporary poets. 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. Required Text: A Poet’s Companion by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux. Assignments include: Poem drafts with Evidence of Experimentation and Risk, Building a Literary Community Within Class, Craft Knowledge, and Final Portfolio.
82136 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online
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, examine how to take poems from inception to publishable. No textbook required—we will do a significant amount of reading poems that are available online through the Academy of American Poets and Poetry Foundation.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
20053 CRW3311 Structure of Verse Web Web Not Online
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Updated: Apr 5, 2014

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