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

Don Stap, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Modern and Contemporary American Poetry from University of Utah (1978)

Research Interests

Shorebirds. Poetry. The Literature of Fact.

Selected Publications

Books

  • BIRDSONG. New York: Scribner 2005. (Nonfiction: Natural History)
  • A PARROT WITHOUT A NAME. New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1990. (Nonfiction: Natural History)
  • LETTER AT THE END OF WINTER. Gainesville: University Presses of Florida 1987. (Poetry)

Creative Publications

  • Poems have appeared in POETRY, TRIQUARTERLY, THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR, POETRY EAST, THE MASSACHUSETTS REVIEW, QUARTERLY WEST, GREENFIELD REVIEW, POETRY NORTHWEST, PRAIRIE SCHOONER, PASSAGES NORTH, THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, WESTERN HUMANITIES REVIEW, and elsewhere.
  • Prose publications include articles and essays in AUDUBON, SMITHSONIAN, ORION, SIERRA, NATIONAL WILDLIFE, LIVING BIRD, BACKPACKER, THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, PASSAGES NORTH, NEW YORK TIMES, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, TRAVEL & LEISURE, and elsewhere.

Miscellaneous Publications

  • Individual articles and essays have appeared in several anthologies, including Best American Science and Nature Writing,The Wild Heart of Florida, The Book of the Everglades, and A Forest of Voices: Conversations in Ecology.

Awards

  • National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship
  • (twice) Individual Artist Grant from the Division of Cultural Affairs, State of Florida

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81144 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Tu 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM Not Online

   We will discuss the nature of poetry, the creative process, the elements most often present in good poems, and will read and discuss the work of recent and contemporary poets. We’ll also learn the terminology of poetry. Most of our time will be devoted to discussing the poems you write, which we’ll do both in small peer-review groups and in class workshop sessions.

   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.

81582 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Tu 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Not Online

   Most of our time will be devoted to workshop sessions in which we discuss the poems you write during the term. We will also read and discuss some contemporary American poetry, as well as discuss the creative process, the elements of poetry, and the principles of writing effectively. 

   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 diction.

No courses found for Summer 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19385 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Tu 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM Not Online

CRW 3310.0M01: Poetry Writing Workshop (Stap)

Spring 2018

We will discuss the nature of poetry, the creative process, the elements most often present in good poems, and will read and discuss the work of recent and contemporary poets. We’ll also learn the terminology of poetry. Much of our time will be devoted to discussing the poems you write, which we’ll do both in small peer-review groups and in class workshop sessions.

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.

19386 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Tu 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM Not Online

CRW 3310.0M02: Poetry Writing Workshop (Stap)

Spring 2018

We will discuss the nature of poetry, the creative process, the elements most often present in good poems, and will read and discuss the work of recent and contemporary poets. We’ll also learn the terminology of poetry. Much of our time will be devoted to discussing the poems you write, which we’ll do both in small peer-review groups and in class workshop sessions.

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.

21541 ENC3310 Magazine Writing Ⅰ Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Tu 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Not Online
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81272 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Tu 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Not Online
CRW 3310.0M01: Poetry Writing Workshop
(Stap)

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

We will discuss the nature of poetry, the creative process, the elements most often present in good poems, and will read and discuss the work of recent and contemporary poets. We’ll also learn the terminology of poetry. Much of our time will be devoted to discussing the poems you write, which we’ll do both in small peer-review groups and in class workshop sessions.

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.
81866 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Tu 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM Not Online
CRW 4320.0M01: Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop
(Stap)

PR: English major or minor, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3310
Most of our time will be devoted to workshop sessions in which we discuss the poems you write during the term. We will also read and discuss some contemporary American poetry, as well as discuss the creative process, the elements of poetry, and the principles of writing effectively.

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 diction.

Updated: Sep 19, 2018

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