Professor - English
Education: M.A. in English and American Literature, Baylor University, 1986; M.F.A. in Creative Writing, University of Virginia, 1988 Areas of research or interests: Creative writing, translation, and modern poetry. Mr. Graham has written several pieces of published work, including Mose (Wesleyan University Press, 1994), The Ring Scar (Word Press, 2010), Places I Was Dreaming (CavanKerry Press 2015), and over 100 poems, stories, and essays published in literary magazines. Places I Was Dreaming won the Oklahoma Book Award in Poetry in 2016. He also manages the campus literary magazine, Colors, and has won numerous fellowships, including Writer's Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, 2009, numerous fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Summer 2010, John Ciardi Fellowship, 1996, DuPont Fellowship, 1987, and most recent fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts was in 2015.
I truly like every class I teach, and I try hard to make each one both fun and challenging for me and for the students. But my favorite class is Advanced Creative Writing because it's the one closest to my calling in this world: to be a serious writer.
The students are the reason I show up every day: talking with them about the various subjects that matter to us both is about is about the best job I can imagine.