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Department of English


Matthew Roth

Associate Professor of English

Department Chair

Matthew Roth  

Contact Info:
P.O. Box: 3017
Phone: (717) 766-2511 ext. 2412
Office: Boyer 210
Fax: (717) 796-4790


Dr. Matthew Roth teaches a wide range of writing and literature courses, including Introduction to Creative Writing, Poetry Workshop, Introduction to English Studies, and Contemporary American Poetry.  He also teaches a course focused on the works of the novelist Vladimir Nabokov.  Matthew’s first book of poetry, Bird Silence, was published by the Woodley Press in 2009. His poems have been published in many national journals, including Verse, American Literary Review, Antioch Review, and 32 Poems. He has also published a number of frequently cited articles on Nabokov’s novel, Pale Fire. When not engaged in scholarly pursuits, Matthew enjoys gardening, camping, and spending time with his wife, Kerry, and two children, Ella and Silas.


Matthew Roth Poetry Reading (live video, with an introduction by Professor Christine Perrin)

Why English?
Minnemingo Review
The Swinging Bridge
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