Professor / Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. 2014, Western Michigan University. M.F.A. 2008, Sarah Lawrence College.
Office: English/Counseling Services Bldg. 111
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 narrative medicine. She's the author of Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon, 2020); Saudade (Copper Canyon, 2017); Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton, 2012), selected by Carolyn Forché for the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. She also authored the children's book Sophia & the Boy Who Fell (Pleiades Press, 2017). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Believer, Slate, The New Republic, Ploughshares, and Best American Poetry 2013 & 2014. Her essays have appeared in Georgia Review, Southern Review, Fourth Genre, Gulf Coast, Brevity, and listed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2017. She’s received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the King/Chávez/Parks Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.