Faculty Profile

Marjorie Maddox Hafer

mmaddoxh@lhup.edu | 403 Raub Hall, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | (570) 484-2044

Education: 

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

Books Published:

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.

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