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

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19388 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81873 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online
CRW 3310.0W60: Poetry Writing Workshop
(Thaxton)

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

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. We will use A Poet’s Companion by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux. Assignments include original poems, quizzes on craft, participation in critique of your classmates’ poems, and a final portfolio.
81874 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online
CRW 3310.0W60: Poetry Writing Workshop
(Thaxton)

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

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. We will use A Poet’s Companion by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux. Assignments include original poems, quizzes on craft, participation in critique of your classmates’ poems, and a final portfolio.
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.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50973 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Web A Web Not Online
CRW 3310.AW60: Poetry Writing Workshop
(Thaxton)

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

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. We will use A Poet’s Companion by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux. Assignments include original poems, quizzes on craft, participation in critique of your classmates’ poems, and a final portfolio.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11536 CRW5130 Form & Theory in Creative Wr Rdce Time W 6:00PM - 7:15PM Not Online
CRW5130.0M01: Form and Theory in Creative Writing
(Thaxton)

PR: Admission to Creative Writing MFA

This class will explore the boundaries between poetry and prose, namely the hybrid forms including prose poems, lyric essays, and flash fiction. We will look briefly at the historical origins of each form and move to contemporary writers who explore these and other hybrid forms. This class will focus on rigorous investigation into the craft of each form. Through class discussions, readings, and assignments, we will go further in-depth into such tools as use of language, form, sound patterning, various genre conventions, and generating some of our own art. We will also look at interdisciplinary and digital forms of visual/text publication. We will read several craft books that focus on various forms, we will read successful use of these forms, and we will conduct field research trips to museums, thrift stores, junk yards, used book stores, indy music shows, and similar events to help each student to construct a response to "What is contemporary creative writing?"
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91559 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online
CRW4320.0W59: Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop
(Thaxton)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013, CRW 3053, and 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 publishable. No textbook required - we will do a significant amount of reading poems that are available online through the Academy of American Poets.
92339 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61188 CRW3311 Readings in Poetry for Crw Web A Web Not Online
CRW3311.AW59: Readings in Poetry for Creative Writing
(Thaxton)

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

This course is meant to provide you with intensive study of the most important of the elements that provide the structural underpinnings to poetry, from lineation to syntax to traditional forms. Our primary learning objectives are discerning noticeable patterns in poetry, such as sound, lineation, stanza, repetition of syntax, words, and images, and recognizing metrical patterns and practicing methods of scansion. Structure is one of the two primary components of poetry; the other is content. Thus as you learn the structural elements, you will focus on how those patterns (the structure) affect the poem’s content and how the structure affects the poem as a whole. By the end of the course you should be a more discerning reader of poetry. If you are not already in love with poetry, my hope is that by the end of the course you will be.

Updated: Mar 22, 2017

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