1. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  2. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  3. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  4. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  5. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  6. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  7. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  8. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  9. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  10. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  11. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  12. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  13. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  14. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  15. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  16. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  17. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  18. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  19. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  20. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  21. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  22. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  23. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  24. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  25. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  26. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  27. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  28. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  29. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  30. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  31. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
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 Rdce Time Tu 1:30PM - 2:45PM 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.

92134 CRW3311 Readings in Poetry for Crw Rdce Time Tu 4:30PM - 5:45PM Not Online

   This is a reading course, not a writing course. We will read mainly modern and contemporary American poetry, and we’ll read the poems closely, paying attention to all of the elements that contribute to how we experience the poem.

81582 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Rdce Time Tu 10:30AM - 11:45AM 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 Rdce Time Tu 1:30PM - 2:45PM 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 Rdce Time Tu 4:30PM - 5:45PM 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 Rdce Time Tu 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81272 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Rdce Time Tu 12:00PM - 1:15PM 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 Rdce Time Tu 4:30PM - 5:45PM 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: Jul 9, 2012

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