Marjorie Maddox Hafer
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Cornell University, MFA (Sage Graduate Fellowship)
University of Louisville, MA in English
Wheaton College, BA in Literature
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Courses Most Commonly Taught: Poetry Writing, Fiction Writing, Ethnic American Literature, Honors Composition and Literature, Dimensions of Literature, Advanced Topics in Creative Writing, Our Own: Pennsylvania Authors, Modern Poetry, Four Poets: Moore, Bishop, Plath, Sexton, Composition, Indep. Studies and MLA Theses in Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Novel Writing, Literary Scholarship
Courses Developed: Advanced Topics in Creative Writing, Our Own: Pennsylvania Authors, Modern Poetry, Four Poets: Moore, Bishop, Plath, Sexton
Programs Developed: Pennsylvania Authors Reading Series, UpWrite Reading Series, which emphasizes diversity from a number of different angles, WriteNow: Community Conversations with Contemporary Authors
Research Areas: Modern and Contemporary Literature, Creative Writing (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, children’s literature), Pedagogy, Pennsylvania Literature, Sports Literature, Children’s Literature
Nine collections of poetry and two children’s books
Co-editor, with Jerry Wemple, of Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (Penn State Press 2005)
Local News from Someplace Else (Wipf & Stock 2013)
Weeknights At The Cathedral (an Editions Selection 2006)
Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation (2004 Yellowglen Prize)
Perpendicular As I (1994 Sandstone Book Award)
When The Wood Clacks Out Your Name: Baseball Poems(2001 Redgreene Press Chapbook Winner)
Body Parts (Anamnesis Press 1999)
Ecclesia (Franciscan University Press 1997)
How to Fit God into a Poem (Painted Bride Contest Winner)
Nightrider to Edinburgh (Amelia Contest Winner 1986)
Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (Penn State Press 2005), co-editor with poet Jerry Wemple
A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry(WordSong 2008)
Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems(WordSong 2009).
Articles Published: Over 450 poems, stories, and creative and scholarly essays published in national literary journals, magazines, anthologies, and newspapers.
Areas of Expertise: Modern and Contemporary Literature, Creative Writing (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, children’s literature), Pedagogy, Pennsylvania Literature, Sports Literature (particularly baseball), Children’s Literature, book reviews, scholarly essays.