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Faculty

Creative Writing Track
Creative Writing Track

Professor Jordan Windholz

Creative Writing Track

Professor Jordan Windholz

Professor Windholz’s collection of poems, Other Psalms, was selected by Averill Curdy for the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, and his work has appeared in such journals as 32poems, Barrow Street, The Cincinnati Review, and Boston Review, amongst others.

A graduate of Messiah College with a degree in English literature, Professor Windholz has taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he received his MFA, as well as Fordham University in New York City, where he is a PhD candidate.

Literature has always sustained Professor Windholz, but poetry especially bewilders, mystifies, and enlivens him. He is especially fond of the work of Frank O’Hara.

In addition to reading and writing poetry, Professor Windholz enjoys hiking and camping, eating good food, going to the theater, and taking expeditions with his daughter, Hazel. He lives in Bridgeport, Connecticut with his wife, daughter, and dog.

“Whether we are reading or producing it—and ideally, we are doing both—literature expands the horizons of what we know and who we are. At its best, it imagines and builds new communities. It is my hope that our time together not only brings new and compelling stories, poems, and essays into the world, but also creates lifelong friendships amongst the participants.”

Dr. Matthew Roth
Dr. Matthew Roth

Associate Professor of English

Dr. Matthew Roth

Associate Professor of English

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)