Elizabeth Dodd

Head Shot, Elizabeth DoddUniversity Distinguished Professor / Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. 1989, M.F.A. 1986, Indiana University.

Email: edodd@ksu.edu
Office: English/Counseling Services Bldg. 113-A

Fields of interest:
Creative Writing (Poetry and Nonfiction); Poetry; Twentieth Century American Literature; Literature and the Environment

Elizabeth Dodd teaches creative writing and environmental literature. She is co-editor, along with Simmons Buntin and Derek Sheffield, of Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy, an anthology of essays, letters, poems, and artwork (Trinity University Press, 2020). Her latest book is Horizon’s Lens (creative nonfiction from University of Nebraska Press, 2012). She's also the author of In the Mind’s Eye: Essays Across the Animate World, which won the Best Creative Book Award from the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment in 2009; Prospect: Journeys & Landscapes, winner of the William Rockhill Nelson Best Nonfiction Book Award in 2003; two collections of poetry, Like Memory, Caverns, which won the Elmer Holmes Bobst Award in 1992, Archetypal Light, (University of Nevada Press, 2001); and the critical book The Veiled Mirror and the Woman Poet: H.D., Louise Bogan, Elizabeth Bishop, and Louise Gluck (University of Missouri Press, 1992).

She is the nonfiction editor of Terrain.org, the nation’s oldest online literary journal of place. She publishes in the field of ecocriticism, with essays on Scott Russell Sanders, James Wright, Terry Tempest Williams, Michael S. Harper, as well as other topics. A University Distinguished Professor, Dodd is a winner of the English Department’s Michael Donnelly Faculty Award and K-State’s Graduate Faculty Award, a two-time winner of the Stamey Award for outstanding teaching from K-State’s College of Arts and Sciences, and a two-time recipient of the Kansas Arts Council's Fellowship in Poetry.