Creative Writing Faculty & Staff

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Lisa Jane Ampleman Warren

Managing Editor , A&S English & Comparative Literature

Lisa Ampleman is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Romances (LSU Press, forthcoming in 2020) and Full Cry (NFSPS Press, 2013), as well as the chapbook I've Been Collecting This to Tell You (Kent State UP, 2012). Her poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry, Kenyon Review Online, 32 Poems, Image, and Massachusetts Review, and on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. She is managing editor of the Cincinnati Review.
Education

BA, Beloit College Beloit, WI, 2000 (Creative writing, minor in journalism)

MFA, George Mason University Fairfax, VA , 2004 (Poetry)

PhD, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2013 (Creative writing and literature)

Preferred Information

Managing Editor,

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John P. Drury

Professor , A&S English & Comparative Literature

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John Drury earned his BA in Comparative Literature from Stony Brook University in 1976, his MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University in 1978, and his MFA from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1980. He began teaching at the University of Cincinnati in 1985. He is the author of four full-length poetry collections (The Disappearing Town, Burning the Aspern Papers, The Refugee Camp, and Sea Level Rising) and two books about poetry (Creating Poetry and The Poetry Dictionary). He has won the Bernard F. Conners Prize in Poetry from The Paris Review, two Ohio Arts Council grants, and an Ingram Merrill Foundation award, as well as the University's Dolly Cohen Award for Distinguished Teaching. His narrative nonfiction has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Evansville Review, Alligator Juniper, and as a Ploughshares Solo.

Books of Poems
Sea Level Rising, Able Muse Press, 2015
The Refugee Camp, Turning Point Books, 2011
Burning the Aspern Papers, Miami University Press, 2003
The Disappearing Town, Miami University Press, 2000
 
Chapbooks of Poems
The Stray Ghost, State Street Press, 1987
Fire in the Wax Museum, The Press at Colorado College, 1980
 
Books about Poetry
The Poetry Dictionary, revised second edition, Writer’s Digest Books, 2006
The Poetry Dictionary, Story Press, 1995
Creating Poetry, Writer’s Digest Books, 1991
 
Poems in the Following Magazines
Able Muse, The American Journal of Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Another Chicago Magazine, The Antioch Review, Ascent, The Baltimore Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Boulevard, Carolina Quarterly, The Chattahoochee Review, Cimarron Review, Columbia, Contemporary Ghazals, The Cortland Review, Crab Orchard Review, Denver Quarterly, Epoch, The Gettysburg Review, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Hotel Amerika, The Hudson Review, Inertia, Iron Horse Literary Review, The Iowa Review, The Journal, Kansas Quarterly, Laurel Review, Light, The Literary Review, Main Street Rag, Measure, The Missouri Review, The New Republic, North American Review, Open Places, The Paris Review, Passager, Pequod, Phoebe, Ploughshares, Poet & Critic, Poet Lore, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Poetry Now, Quarterly West, The Raintown Review, River Styx, Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts, Shenandoah, Smartish Pace, Southern Indiana Review, Southern Poetry Review, The Southern Review, Sou’wester, Tampa Review, Tar River Poetry, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse, Western Humanities Review, Willow Springs, and Xanadu

Narrative Prose
“My Mother’s Choice,” Alligator Juniper XXI (May 2017).
“Heading for a Total Eclipse,” Ploughshares Solos 3.8 (May 19, 2015) and reprinted in Ploughshares Solos Omnibus Volume 3 (2015).
“Interrogator’s Guide,” The Evansville Review (Volume XXV, 2015).
“The House That She Designed,” The Gettysburg Review (Summer 2011).
Abbreviated Publications
Book of Poems

The Refugee Camp. Turning Point Books, forthcoming in 2011.

Burning the Aspern Papers. Miami University Press, 2003.

The Disappearing Town. Miami University Press, 2000.

The Stray Ghost. State Street Press, 1987.

Fire in the Wax Museum. The Press at Colorado College, 1980.

Other Publication

"The House That She Designed." The Gettysburg Review (forthcoming).

"Elixir for the Spirit: Finding Fresh Subject Matter." The Craft and Business of Writing. Writer's Digest Books (2008).

"Building Your Poetry Bookshelf." Writer’s Digest (2007).

"On Merwin’s ‘The Judgment of Paris’." Many Mountains Moving (2001).

"Not Your Mother’s PTA: Cincinnati’s Performance and Time Arts Series." Dialogue (1998).

"Essays on the poetry of Henri Coulette, Robert Hayden, Donald Justice, Louis Simpson, and May Swenson." Cyclopedia of World Authors (1998).

"Not Your Mother’s PTA: Cincinnati’s Performance and Time Arts Series." Dialogue (1998).

"Poems as Exercise Generators." AWP Pedagogy Handbook (1997).

"Poems as Exercise Generators." AWP Pedagogy Handbook (1997).

"Essays on Thomas Campion’s “My Sweetest Lesbia” and Richard Wilbur’s “Junk"." Masterplots II: Poetry (1992).

"Living in Nuremberg." Open Places (1986).

"Review of Deep Within the Ravine by Philip Schultz." Poetry Society of America Bulletin (1985).

"Review of A Planet by Arthur Vogelsang." Cream City Review (1984).

"Review of the poetry of Philip Levine." The Daily Iowan (1984).

"Review of the poetry of Yehuda Amichai." The Daily Iowan (1984).

"Review of raccoon." Literary Magazine Review (1983).

"Review of the poetry of Denis Johnson." The Daily Iowan (1983).

"Review of the poetry of Gary Snyder." The Daily Iowan (1983).

"Review of the poetry of Marvin Bell, James Galvin, Jorie Graham, Bill Knott, and Gerald Stern." The Daily Iowan (1983).

"Essays on the poetry of Anthony Hecht, William Heyen, and Gregory Orr." Magill’s Critical Survey of Poetry (1982).

"Devices and Desires." Poet & Critic (1982).

"An Interview with Louis Simpson." Iowa Journal of Literary Studies (1981).

"Review of the poetry of Maxine Kumin." The Daily Iowan (1980).

"Review of the poetry of Gwen Head and Carol Muske." The Daily Iowan (1980).

"Review of Ashes: Poems New and Old by Philip Levine." Concerning Poetry (1980).

Poem

"Reverse Pindaric Ode for Olympic Athletes Who Do Not Win Any Medals." Western Humanities Review. Forthcoming.

"The Turkish Dishwaser." Western Humanities Review. Forthcoming.

"Natural History." Southern Indiana Review. 2009.

"Ghazal of the Lagoon." A Poet's Craft: The Making and Shaping of Poems. Ed. Annie Finch. University of Michigan Press 2009.

"Ghazal of the Lagoon." A Poet's Ear: A Handbook of Meter and Form. Ed. Annie Finch. University of Michigan Press 2009.

"Glassy Apparatus." Sou'wester. 2008.

"First Trip to Venice." Gondola Signore Gondola: Venice in 20th Century American Poetry—Venezia Nelle Poesia Americana Del Novecento. Ed. Rosella Mamoli Zorzi and Gregory Dowling. Supernova Edizioni 2007.

"Ghazal of the Lagoon." Gondola Signore Gondola: Venice in 20th Century American Poetry—Venezia Nelle Poesia Americana Del Novecento. Ed. Rosella Mamoli Zorzi and Gregory Dowling. Supernova Edizioni 2007.

"Blues in the Nation’s Capital." Líneas conectadas: nueva poesía de los Estados Unidos. Ed. April Lindner. Sarabande Books 2006.

"Dirty Poem." Líneas conectadas: nueva poesía de los Estados Unidos. Ed. April Lindner. Sarabande Books 2006.

"The Palaces of Night." The Paris Review. 2006.

"Contrary Motion." Inertia. 2006.

"Dirty Poem." Wisconsin Public Radio. 2006.

"Leap and Tumble." Hotel Amerika. 2005.

"Basic Training." Sou’wester. 2004.

"Applying for Asylum." The Literary Review. 2004.

"Liaison Office." The Blue Writer. 2004.

"Double Elegy." Willow Springs. 2004.

"Sonnets for Mr. Lewis." Sou’wester. 2003.

"Christmas Tree Inn." Smartish Pace. 2003.

"Circle Line." Smartish Pace. 2003.

"Coastal Warning Displays." The Antioch Review. 2003.

"Gigi by the Zattere." Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts. 2003.

"Meeting in Water." Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts. 2003.

"Heron." The Southern Review. 2003.

"Aesop Revisited." Verse Daily. 2003.

"Heron." Verse Daily. 2003.

"Ghazal of the Messengers." Poetry Daily. 2003.

"Beard." The Paris Review. 2002.

"Ghazal for Baron Corvo." The Paris Review. 2002.

"Weather Report." The Journal. 2002.

"A Boy’s Room." Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts. 2002.

"Familiar World." Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts. 2002.

"Aesop Revisited." The Southern Review. 2001.

"Ghazal of Eros." The Southern Review. 2001.

"My Father Singing in the Basilica of San Marco." Poetry Daily. 2000.

"Winter Morning." Phoebe. 2000.

"Baseball." Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English. Ed. Agha Shahid Ali. Wesleyan University Press 2000.

"For Laurie." Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English. Ed. Agha Shahid Ali. Wesleyan University Press 2000.

"Ghazal of an Island." Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English. Ed. Agha Shahid Ali. Wesleyan University Press 2000.

"Ghazal of the Lagoon." Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English. Ed. Agha Shahid Ali. Wesleyan University Press 2000.

"Night Sounds." Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English. Ed. Agha Shahid Ali