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Department of English

Traci Brimhall

Traci Brimhall

Associate Professor / Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. 2014, Western Michigan University. M.F.A. 2008, Sarah Lawrence College.

Email: brimhall@ksu.edu
Office: English/Counseling Services Bldg. 128
Phone: (785) 532-0388

Fields of interest:
Creative Writing (Poetry and Nonfiction); Poetry.

Traci Brimhall teaches creative writing, with an emphasis on poetry. Her academic interests include female poets of the 20th century working in hybrid forms, graphic novels, and Renaissance adaptation. Her most recent book, Our Lady of the Ruins, was selected by Carolyn Forché for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and was published by W.W. Norton in 2012. She's also the author of Rookery, which won the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2010. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Believer, Slate, The New Republic, Ploughshares, and Best American Poetry 2013 & 2014. She’s received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the King/Chávez/Parks Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.