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Joyce Peseroff, MFA

  • Distinguished Lecturer in English, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617-287-6714
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall,06,00019

Areas of Expertise

Creative writing and 20th century American poetry

Degrees

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".

 

TEACHING AREAS

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