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Award-winning poet Dana Levin has been appointed as Maryville University’s first-ever Distinguished Writer-in-Residence beginning in Fall 2015. Levin’s appointment coincides with academic program revisions in the humanities and English to reflect a stronger focus on creative writing.
Levin will teach two courses and provide writing tutorials for individual students working on major projects.
“It’s exciting to join Maryville just at the moment when the University is turning towards creative writing with renewed vigor,” Levin said. “I look forward to working with student writers of all stripes.”
The academic program in English at Maryville has recently been revised to include optional concentrations in Narrative Arts, Fantasy & Science Fiction and Video Literacy, which will involve interdisciplinary study across the humanities and other academic areas.
Levin will teach two courses at Maryville beginning in the fall—Advanced Creative Writing and Write Short: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. She will also offer writing tutorials for individual students working on major projects.
Most recently, Levin’s poems have been chosen for inclusion in the 2015 Best American Poetry series and Boston Review’s Top Poems of 2014. A teacher of writing for over 20 years, Levin currently serves as co-chair and faculty of the Creative Writing and Literature department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, N.M. She is also on faculty for the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C.