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

Judith Roney, M.F.A.

Originally from Hyde Park, Chicago, Judith Roney is the author of fiction, essays, and poetry, which have have appeared in numerous publications. Her chapbook, Waiting for Rain, was a finalist at Two Sylvias Press in 2016, Field Guide for a Human was a 2015 finalist in Gambling the Aisle's chapbook contest, and her poetry collection, According to the Gospel of Haunted Women, received the 2015 Pioneer Prize. A memoir piece, “My Nickname was Frankenstein,” is nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her writing centers around the archaic and misunderstood, dead relatives, the marginalized, and intersections of time and culture. She has created writing workshops for both children and adults challenged by mental illness and emotional trauma, served as assistant poetry editor for The Florida Review, is a current teaching artist for The Poetry Barn in West Hurley, New York, and managing editor of Longleaf Review, a literary journal created by UCF alumnae. 


  • M.F.A. from University of Central Florida
  • Certificate in Anthropology (Minor) from University of Central Florida
  • B.A. in English from University of Central Florida
  • A.A. in Art History from South Suburban State College
  • A.A. in Nursing from Lake Sumter State College

Research Interests

Integration of Historical to Contemporary Textual Work, Poetry Studies and Poetry Writing Approaches; Experimental Poetry; Blurred and Hybrid Genre Forms; The Lyrical Essay & Memoir; Magical Realism Theory; Dystopian Fiction Studies; The Existence of Southern Gothic Fiction; Experimental Image Writing Methods; Digital Texts; Archaic Language and Texts 


Poetry Staff Reader for The Florida Review

Recent Research Activities

Emily Dickinson, Medieval Textual Accounts of Domestic Abuse, Mythologies of the British Isles, Witchcraft and Shamanism textual artifacts 

Selected Publications


  • Books


    Creative Works

    Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and poemography have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Slipstream Press, Paper Swans Press (UK), Cicada Magazine, Bones III, The Gallway Review, and Driftwood Press.


  • Semi-finalist, Gambling the Aisle Chapbook Prize 2016
  • Honorable Mention, Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize 2016
  • Winner, ELJ Publications for a Poetry Collection, 2015
  • Winner, Prism Review Poetry Contest, 2014
  • Outstanding Poet, University of Central Florida, 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Anthropology, Anne Arundel College, 2009


No courses found for Spring 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81589 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50802 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Web A Web Not Online

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

   Taking this class will improve the student’s writing in all genres: Fiction, Creative nonfiction, graphic narrative, scriptwriting, and, of course, poetry. Students will learn the importance of word choice, what to reveal, what to withhold, and the value of trimming superfluous language. 

   This is an intermediate level poetry workshop that aspires to first banish the “fear” of poetry many students express, then to focus on the “work” a poem does, through the unusual language of poetry, its attempt to convey the “unsayable,” and to express emotions and events of the human experience through hard-working imagery. We will learn to break weak writing habits, and use proper formatting.

   In this class students are encouraged to experience poems more as an objects of art rather than literature. Students will be given specific prompts to facilitate the creative process, and implement craft elements most often present in “good” poems. We will read and discuss the work of contemporary poets to learn how to write good poetry. Assignments include writing original poems,  participation in learning the workshop process, writing responses to assigned weekly poetry readings, create a submission account (free), submit works of poetry to journals, and revise work for a final portfolio.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19381 CRW3053 Thry & Practice Creative Wrtng Web Web Not Online

CRW 3053.0W61: Theory and Practice of Creative Writing (Roney)

Spring 2018

Theory & Practice of Creative Writing: PR: English major or minor and a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in ENC 1102, or C.I. Examination of the various genres in contemporary literary creative writing, including graphic novels, horror, hybrid work, sci-fi and fantasy, with attention to literary technique and discussion of theory in the writing community. Students are required to read published work (with an emphasis on faculty publications) as prompts for practice of writing in all genres examined, as well as essays on writing theory, to which they will be asked to respond in a variety of methods.

Web-based course; WWW access, browser, e-mail required.

19388 CRW4320 Adv Poetry Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online

CRW 4320.0W61: Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop (Roney)

Spring 2018

Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop: PR: English major or minor, and grade of "C" (2.0) or better required in CRW 3310, or C.I. In this course students will read, discuss, and create a wide variety of contemporary poetic forms. Requirements include creating a chapbook-length portfolio of original poems, some short analytical prose in response to readings of published poems, and thoughtful workshopping of peer work. Students are expected to demonstrate risk and experimentation in the writing, skill at creating lingering images through evocative word choice, and adeptness using sound, form, and punctuation as emphasis in the work. Fall, Spring.

Web-based course; WWW access, browser, e-mail required.

19401 ENC4360 Nature Writing Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online

ENC 4360.0001: Nature Writing (Roney)

Spring 2018

Nature Writing: PR: English major or minor and grade of "C" (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013 and CRW 3053, or C.I. This course will introduce students to nature writing in the main genres (fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry) after a brief historical nature-writing overview. We will examine the evolving sense of place for humans in nature, environmental viewpoints, notions of wilderness, and the relationship between landscape and story. Students will read a variety of essays from a primary text, in addition to nature as setting and character through McCarthy’s novel The Road, Blackwood’s short story, The Willows, and a dystopian overview of how writers use nature in the series The Walking Dead. Students will create original essays, fiction, and poetry exploring different approaches to writing about the natural world, and discuss theoretical issues raised by such writing. Weather permitting, we will also incorporate observing, thinking, and writing outdoors during class.  

Substitutes WWW for some class time; requires Internet access, browser, and E-mail skills.

This course will count as a creative writing elective.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80062 CRW3013 Creative Writing for English M Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online

CRW 3013.0003: Creative Writing for English Majors

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

In CRW 3013, the student will discover an introduction to the writing of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

Primarily we will discuss the importance of imagery and implication. We will examine what goes into "good" writing, and what does not. Over the course of our semester together, we will learn to read as writers by reading selections of notable authors to examine the elements of craft used. The student will create a series of reading responses, creative writing samples, and create a portfolio of revised work at the end of the semester. 

81690 CRW3053 Thry & Practice Creative Wrtng Web Web Not Online

CRW 3053.0W61: Theory and Practice of Creative Writing

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

In this course, students will read literary texts to expand understanding of contemporary writing in fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry. Strategies gleaned from writing samples will work help students write creative stories, essays, and poems, become fluent in relevant writing terminology and concepts, gain insight into the emphases and specialties of the UCF creative writing program, and identify possible career paths and "uses" of a degree in English with a specialization in creative writing.

81873 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online

CRW 3310.0W60: Poetry Writing Workshop

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 unique, unusual language of poetry, the creative process, the elements most often present in good poems, and read as well as 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 specific, concrete language. We will use Poetry: An Introduction (3rd Edition) by Michael Myer. Assignments include original poems, quizzes on craft, participation in critique of your classmates’ poems, creation of a submission account (free), poetry submissions, and a revised final portfolio.

Updated: Apr 11, 2018

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