Rochelle Hurt

Rochelle Hurt, Ph.D.

Biography

Rochelle Hurt is a poet and nonfiction writer. She is the author of two poetry collections: In Which I Play the Runaway (2016), which won the Barrow Street Poetry Prize, and The Rusted City: A Novel in Poems (2014). Her poetry, essays, and hybrid works have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Ninth Letter, Pleiades, Black Warrior Review, Arts & Letters, Poetry International, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, Hambidge, and Jentel. Rochelle is also the founding editor of The Bind, a poetry review site devoted to books by women and nonbinary authors.

Education

  • Ph.D. in English & Creative Writing from University of Cincinnati (2017)
  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from University of North Carolina Wilmington (2011)
  • B.A. in English Literature from The Ohio State University (2008)

Research Interests

Contemporary Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Hybrid Genres, Lyric Essay, Prose Poetry, Editing and Publishing, Feminist Poetics, Gender and Queer Theory


Selected Publications

Books

  • In Which I Play the Runaway. New York: Barrow Street Press, 2016. Poetry.
  • The Rusted City: A Novel in Poems. Buffalo: White Pine Press (Marie Alexander Poetry Series), 2014.

Creative Publications

  • "Mall Haunts." Michigan Quarterly Review (Winter 2020). Poetry.
  • “Thigh High,” “My Apologies,” “Prayer for Containment." Bennington Review (Spring 2020). Poetry.
  • "Lifespans.” Prairie Schooner (Fall 2019): 76-81. Nonfiction. 
  • “Demolition Derby Queens, 1996.” Cream City Review 42.2 (Spring 2019). Poetry.
  • “The Art Collector.” Southern Indiana Review (Fall 2018): 62-74. Mary C. Mohr Prize Finalist. Nonfiction.
  • “Car Ode, 1999.” Third Coast 45 (Spring/Summer 2018): 95. Poetry.
  • “Zombieland.” Ninth Letter 15.1 (Spring/Summer 2018): 83-98. Nominated for Pushcart Prize. Nonfiction.
  • “Avon Grotesque.” Diode Poetry 11 (Spring 2018). Poetry/Hybrid.
  • “Documentary.” Hayden’s Ferry Review 60 (Summer 2017): 108. Poetry.
  • “The Birth of Anger at the Roller Skating Rink.” Pleiades 37.2 (Summer 2017): 140. Poetry. 
  • “Adoration of the J Girls.” Indiana Review 39.1 (Summer 2017): 102-103. Poetry/Hybrid.
  • “Ponytail Ode.” North American Review 302.2 (Spring 2017): 13. Finalist for James Hearst Prize. Poetry.
  • “Shame Story VI (Proper Name).” DIAGRAM 17.1 (February 2017). Poetry.
  • “Teenage Pastoral.” Hotel Amerika 15 (Winter 2017): 102-103. Hybrid. 
  • “Three Defenses” and “Specters.” South Dakota Review 53.1 (Fall/Winter 2017): 14-17. Poetry.
  • “Wifebeaters.” The Awl: January 12, 2017. Poetry.
  • “Weeknight.” Greensboro Review 100 (Fall 2016): 22. Poetry.
  • “Selfward.” Bat City Review 12 (Spring 2016): 77. Poetry.
  • “I Could Eat You Up.” New South 9.1 (Spring 2016): 131. Poetry.
  • “Kaleidoscope.” Phoebe 45.2 (Spring 2016). Winner of Greg Grummer Prize. Poetry.
  • “There is No Patron Saint for Lost Girls.” Southern Indiana Review (Spring 2016): 15. Poetry.
  • “An entrance, an exit, an entrance.” Black Warrior Review 42.2 (Spring 2016): 89-102. Nonfiction Prize Finalist.
  • “Blood Loop.” The Collagist 80 (March 2016). Flash Fiction.
  • “Half-Hearted” and “Apricots.” Midwestern Gothic 21 (Spring 2016): 63. Flash Fiction. 
  • “On Adultery.” American Literary Review (Spring 2016). Poetry.
  • “Silence is Golden.” 32 Poems 13.2 (Fall 2015): 11. Poetry.
  • “Fourteen.” Crazyhorse 87 (Spring 2015): 73-74. Poetry.
  • “Pearl.” Quarter After Eight 21 (Spring 2015): 63-67. Poetry.
  • “Shame Story I: Origins & Outcomes” and two others. Laurel Review 48.1 (Spring 2015): 73-75. Poetry.
  • “The Gold Letters” (four-poem sequence). Crab Orchard Review 19.2 (Fall 2014): 49-52. Poetry.
  • “Who Taught You That One?” “Can I Call You Shelly?” and “craniotomy.” The Journal 38.4 (Fall 2014). Poetry.
  • “Self-Portrait in Accident, Maryland.” Harpur Palate 14.2 (Fall 2014): 28-29. Poetry.
  • “Self-Portrait in Aimwell, Alabama,” and three others. PANK Magazine Online 9.6 (June 2014). Poetry.
  • “No Place (Dorothy Reconsiders),” and four other poems. Fairy Tale Review 10.1 (Spring 2014): 59-63. 
  • “In the Century of Fumes.” Mid-American Review 34.1 (Fall 2013): 3. Poetry.
  • “Poem in Which I Play the Runaway.” Best New Poets 2013: University of Virginia Press, anthol. eds. Jazzy Danziger and Brenda Shaughnessy, 2013: 22-23. Poetry.
  • “Bad Luck.” Versal 11 (2013): 112-113. Flash Fiction.
  • “Dirty Girl.” Passages North 34 (Spring 2013): 11. Flash Fiction.
  • “Impossible Child.” The Southeast Review 31.1 (Spring 2013): 76-77. Flash Fiction.
  • “Diorama of a Funeral” and “Diorama of a Tiny Death.” The Kenyon Review (KROnline) (Fall 2012). Poetry.
  • “In Last Chance, California.” Meridian 29 (Spring/Summer 2012): 53-54. Poetry.
  • “Honey the Sky Ain’t Going.” Columbia Poetry Review 25 (May 2012): 169. Repub on Verse Daily.
  • "The Persistence of St. Teresa of Avila” and “The Stove Tender.” Arts & Letters 26 (Spring 2012): 117-8. Poetry.
  • “Dorothy Tries.” Portland Review 58.1 (Fall 2011, Film & Video Issue): 102. Poetry.
  • “Third Surgery.” Hunger Mountain 16 (Fall 2011): 150. Poetry.
  • “Helen’s Confession.” Poetry International 17 (Fall 2011): 107. Poetry.

Awards

  • 2017 Residency Fellowship from Yaddo
  • 2016 Residency Fellowship from Vermont Studio Center
  • 2016 Greg Grummer Poetry Prize from Phoebe 
  • 2015 Barrow Street Poetry Book Prize
  • 2013 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize from Crab Orchard Review
  • 2012 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize
  • 2011 Residency Fellowship from Jentel Foundation
  • 2011 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize from Hunger Mountain
  • 2011 Rumi Prize in Poetry from Arts & Letters
  • 2010 Poetry International Prize

Activities

  • Panelist. "Strange Horizons: Feminist Speculative Poetry." C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference: Nov 8, 2019.
  • Panelist. “Beyond the Margins: Expanding a Book Review Section.” AWP, Tampa: March 10, 2018.
  • 2018 Robert J. Carr Visiting Authors Series, University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign, Sep 27, 2018.
  • Invited Reader. California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA, April 20, 2018.
  • Panelist. “Rusting Bodies: A Reading and Conversation of Eco-Feminist, Eco-Fabulist Poetry.” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Conference, Detroit: June 20-24, 2017.
  • Invited Reader. Visiting Writers Series, Malone University, Canton, Ohio: Oct 17, 2017.
  • Invited Reader. Poets in Print Reading Series, Kalamazoo, Michigan: Nov 12, 2016.
  • Panelist. “Flat Lands & Open Waters: Reading Hybridity into the Midwest.” AWP, Minneapolis: April 9, 2015.
  • Invited Reader. Alumni Reading Series, Department of English, The Ohio State University: April 1, 2014.
  • Invited Reader. Reiberg Reading Series, Dept of English, IUPUI: March 25, 2014.
  • Invited Reader. Arts & Letters Festival, Georgia College and State University: March 15-18, 2012.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18448 CRW3013 Creative Writing for English M Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Unavailable

PR: English major or minor and grade of “C” (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102, or C.I.

Literary genres; practice and critique of peer writing; critical reading of established authors.

19772 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Unavailable

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

An intermediate level poetry workshop for English majors. Group analysis and criticism; close reading of contemporary poetry and poetic theory.

19773 CRW3310 Poetry Writing Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM Unavailable

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

An intermediate level poetry workshop for English majors. Group analysis and criticism; close reading of contemporary poetry and poetic theory.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91930 CRW3013 Creative Writing for English M Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Unavailable

PR: English major or minor and grade of “C” (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102, or C.I.

Literary genres; practice and critique of peer writing; critical reading of established authors.

90611 CRW6025 Adv Graduate Writing Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) Th 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Unavailable

In this section of Advanced Graduate Writing Workshop, poetry and nonfiction writers will push boundaries in form, content, or both. Writers should always be taking risks. Students are welcome to focus on just one of these genres, or to experiment with both. We'll focus on craft-based discussions of your new writing, with a few conversations about select published works as a way of informing our understanding of craft. Nonfiction students are invited to write all subgenres of literary nonfiction, including memoir, personal essay, flash nonfiction, graphic narrative, and literary journalism. Poetry students are encouraged to explore subgenres of poetry, such as prose poetry, fabulist poetry, formal poetry, or hybrid forms. Rather than perfecting your (already) unique voice, polishing elements of craft you use all the time, staying rutted in your tried-and-true structure/form, we will be finding ways to challenge your writing in order to take your writing to a new level. We will also read and discuss contemporary American poetry and essays, as well as the creative process, the elements of poetry and nonfiction, and the principles of writing effectively.

No courses found for Summer 2019.

No courses found for Spring 2019.

No courses found for Fall 2018.

Updated: Oct 30, 2019