1. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  2. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  3. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  4. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  5. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  6. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  7. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  8. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  9. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  10. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  11. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  12. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  13. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  14. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  15. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  16. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  17. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  18. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  19. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  20. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  21. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  22. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  23. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  24. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  25. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  26. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  27. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  28. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  29. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  30. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  31. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
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
11569 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Web Web 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.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80806 CRW3211 Creative Nonfiction Writing Web Web 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 Face2Face Tu,Th 6:00PM - 7:15PM 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 Web B Web 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.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10774 CRW6025 Adv Graduate Writing Workshop Face2Face M,W 6:00PM - 7:15PM 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 risks. 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. We will also experiment with the studio workshop method. 

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
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.

Updated: Mar 22, 2017

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