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Dr. William Doreski

Parker Hall 312 • M-1402

Degrees & Credentials: BA, Goddard College; MA, PhD, Boston University

Professional Interests: Poetry, poetics, literary theory, literary autobiography, literary history.

Professional Background: Previously served on faculty of Emerson College, Goddard College, and others. NEH Summer Seminars at Princeton and Dartmouth.

Awards and Accolades: Aesthetica Poetry Prize, 2010; Atlanta Review Poetry Prize, 2009; Potato Eyes Fiction Award, 1999; Frith Press Poetry Prize, 1997. Fulbright Fellow, 1985–6. Two NEH fellowships.

Key Professional Work:

How to Read and Interpret Poetry. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988.

The Modern Voice in American Poetry. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1995.

Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1999.

The Years of Our Friendship: Robert Lowell and Allen Tate. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1990.

Personal: Cats, books, wildflowers, mushrooms.

William Doreski teaches courses in poetry and fiction writing, literary theory, and poetics. His own poetry has appeared in many journals and several books. His most recent collection is "Another Ice Age" (2007). He has also published five books of criticism, including "Robert Lowell's Shifting Colors" (1999) and "The Modern Voice in American Poetry" (1995).