Faculty & Staff

Joyce Peseroff, MFA

Distinguished Lecturer in English, College of Liberal Arts


photo of Joyce Peseroff

Areas of Expertise

Creative writing and 20th century American poetry


MFA, University of California, Irvine

Additional Information

Joyce Peseroff's four books of poems are The Hardness Scale, A Dog in the Lifeboat, Mortal Education, and Eastern Mountain Time. She has been coordinating editor, managing editor, and associate poetry editor of Ploughshares, and edited The Ploughshares Poetry Reader, Robert Bly: When Sleepers Awake, and Simply Lasting: Writers on Jane Kenyon. She is the winner of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, and of a Pushcart Prize. Her poems and reviews have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Agni, Ploughshares, Southern Review, New York Times Book Review, The Women’s Review of Books, and the online journal Slate.

» Read samples of Joyce Peseroff's work:  “Zeno's Paradox, or My Mother's Forsythia” (AGNI), from "Sound Net Sequence", "The Yin and Yang Of It","The Hardness Scale", and "Egg-Candling".



Creative Writing, 20th Century American Poetry, Creative Writing Pedagogy