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Program in Writing and Rhetoric 

Job Title: Assistant Professor in Creative and Expository Writing. 

E-mail: michelle.whittaker@stonybrook.edu

Office Location: Humanities 2106

Education: MFA, Creative Writing and Literature - SUNY Stony Brook

Advisor: The Stony Brook Poetry Society 


Courses Taught:

WRT 101 Introductory Writing Workshop

WRT 102 Intermediate Writing Workshop

CWL 202 Introduction to Creative Writing 

WRT 302 Special Topic: Rhetoric of Poetry 

WRT 303 The Personal Essay 

Young Artist Writing Program (YAWP) - poetry, playwriting, and creative writing


Research Interests:

20th / 21st Century American and British Poetry, Ecopoetry, Creative Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Non-Fiction, Afro-Caribbean Poetry, Music Composition



Surge (great weather for MEDIA 2017)

  • Finalist for 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.  
  • Poem/ Surge featured in New York Times Magazine 
  • American Book Review by Lem Coley (2018)

Select Publications:

"He is He is He is." Maintenant 12: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art

"Freedom from Fear" Berfrois (London) 

"After 30 Hospitls in 2 Hours" New York Times Magazine - selected by NYTimes Poetry Editor

“A Mirror of a Mirror.” Narrative Magazine. Spring 2016.
“Zen Press.” The Long Island Quarterly.  2016.
“A Mirror of Pretty Fungus,” “The Engagement,” and “A Mirror of Meat.” The Southampton Review, Volume X No. 1 Winter/Spring 2016.
“Meditations on Pollock’s Troubled Queen.Vinyl Poetry, 2014.
“Blank Canvas.” Cave Canem Anthology 2014.
“Hunt.” Great Weather for Media. July 2013.
“Process.” The New Yorker. January 2013.
“Stones formerly known as Love,” and “The Floater.” White Space Poetry Project, 2013.
“A Bishop in the Sky” and “Dear Tornado.” Paumanok, Interwoven, 2013.
“The Goddamn Fire.” Drunken Boat. Spring 2012.

“Barren formerly known as Cold Woman,” “Lynching the Mrs.,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “After 30 Hospitals in 2 Hours,” and “A Prayer formerly known as Always.” The Southampton Review. Spring 2011.
“Butterfly.” Xanadu, 2009.

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