1. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  2. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  3. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  4. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  5. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  6. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  7. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  8. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  9. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  10. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  11. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  12. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  13. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  14. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  15. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  16. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  17. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  18. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  19. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  20. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  21. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  22. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  23. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  24. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  25. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  26. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  27. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  28. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  29. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  30. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  31. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
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
17644 CRW6025 Adv Graduate Writing Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) Th 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM Not Online
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90640 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop World Wide Web (W) 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. We’ll begin by exploring the works of several contemporary poets, the terminology necessary to discuss poetry in workshop, and review a few of the current trends in poetry. We will 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. Assignments include reading 5-6 books of poetry and responding to them, reviewing trends in contemporary poetry, writing a range of poems, and giving and receiving criticism in a spirit of exploration and good citizenship.

91939 CRW6720 Professional Dev in Crw Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) W 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM Not Online

CRW 6720: Professional Development for Creative Writers

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. 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.). 

Our books will include The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman, Dispatches from the Classroom: Graduate Students on Creative Writing Pedagogy eds. Chris Drew, Joseph Rein, and David Yost, Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century, Prufer, Miller, Kurowski, and Creative Writing in the Community: A Guide, Terry Ann Thaxton. 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
61082 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop World Wide Web (W) A 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. We’ll begin by exploring the works of several contemporary poets, the terminology necessary to discuss poetry in workshop, and review a few of the current trends in poetry. We will 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. Assignments include extensive reading of contemporary poets and responding to them, reviewing trends in contemporary poetry, writing a range of poems, and giving and receiving criticism in a spirit of exploration and good citizenship.

 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.

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.

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

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