Nancy and Rayburn Watkins Endowed Professor in Creative Writing
From "In Praise of Learning"
What you don't know yourself,
you don't know.
Add up the reckoning.
It's you who must pay it.
Put your finger on each item,
ask: How did this get here?
– Bertolt Brecht, 1931
(trans. H.R. Hays)
Three Kinds of Motion. Louisville: Sarabande, 2015.
"Microphonics." The Sonora Review (2009).
"Scroll." Seneca Review (2008).
"The Pradelles." The Sonora Review (2009).
University of Iowa
Areas of Specialization
Awards and Distinctions
Jentel Artist Residency in Creative Writing, 2012
McKnight/Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Quick Start
Opportunity Grant, 2012
"The Pradelles" included among "Notable Essays" in
Best American Essays, 2010
Museum Writer-in-Residence, University of Iowa, 2006
Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Award, Kenyon College, 2001
Phi Beta Kappa, 2001
Faculty Hall 7B-16
Murray State University
Murray KY 42071-3341