1. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  2. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  3. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  4. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  5. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  6. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  7. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  8. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  9. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  10. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  11. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  12. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  13. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  14. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  15. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  16. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  17. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  18. Samuel Richardson, Dress, and Discourse by Kathleen M. Oliver
  19. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  20. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  21. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  22. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  23. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  24. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  25. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  26. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  27. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
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 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
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
60436 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Web A Web Not Online
CRW 4320.AW59: Advanced Poetry Workshop
Thaxton

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. In addition to focusing on four poems to polish, we will deepen our understanding of contemporary trends and issues in poetry and poetics, examine how to take poems from inception to polished. Four original poems, Critiques of Peer Poems, Readings, and Final Portfolio. (no textbook)
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91455 CRW3311 Readings in Poetry for Crw Web Web Not Online
CRW 3311.0W59: Readings in Poetry for CRW
Thaxton

This course is designed to teach practicing poets the basic external and internal structural elements of poetry and how those elements work with the content (non-structural elements) to create the poem as an experience. 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. The poetry we will use to explore the structural and non-structural elements of poetry will include American poets, from Walt Whitman to contemporary poets. (Texts: Six American Poets: An Anthology ed. By Joel Conarroe and The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry, ed. J.D. McClatchy, 2nd edition)
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19424 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
11665 CRW6025 Adv Graduate Writing Workshop Rdce Time Tu 7:30PM - 9:00PM Not Online
CRW 6025 Advanced Graduate Workshop/ Poetry-Nonfiction

This Advanced Graduate Writing Workshop is based on the philosophy that writers not only learn from other writers, but also must know the world in which we live, and that the way to learn about the world is to be careful observers and recorders of the world. Therefore, the objectives (what you will accomplish) of this course are for you to 1) Raise your writing to the level of professional publication; 2) Develop your editing skills and your ability to articulate the effectiveness of techniques in your own writing and the writing of others; and 3) Reflect on the process of writing. We will be writing poetry and/or creative nonfiction. You'll be writing a total of four pieces for workshop, but you may write an additional three for your portfolio.

Updated: Apr 5, 2014

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