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

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19385 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Rdce Time Tu 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
19386 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Rdce Time Tu 4:30PM - 5:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
11245 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Rdce Time Tu 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
No Description Available
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.

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11307 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Rdce Time Tu 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
CRW4320.0M01: Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop
(Stap)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013, CRW 3053, and 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 sounds of words, the effective use of figurative language, and the use of concrete and specific diction.
10796 CRW6025 Adv Graduate Writing Workshop Face2Face Tu,Th 6:00PM - 7:15PM Not Online
CRW6025.0002: Advanced Writing Workshop - Poetry/Nonfiction
(Stap)

PR: Admission to the Creative Writing MFA

Most of our time will be devoted to workshop sessions in which we discuss the poems you write during the term. We may also read and discuss some contemporary American poetry, as time allows.

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.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81380 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Rdce Time Tu 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
CRW3310.0M01: Poetry Writing Workshop
(Stap)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013 and CRW 3053

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.
90795 CRW3311 Readings in Poetry for Crw Rdce Time Tu 4:30PM - 5:45PM Not Online
CRW3311.0M01: Readings in Poetry for Creative Writing
(Stap)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013 and CRW 3053

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, giving special attention to the poem's structure. "Structure" will be interpreted broadly. It does not refer only to conventional poetic forms, such as the sonnet, but rather to all the structural elements - "internal" and "external" - present in a poem.
91113 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Rdce Time Tu 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
CRW4320.0M01: Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop
(Stap)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013, CRW 3053, and 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 goo 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 2016.

Updated: Jul 9, 2012

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