Santa Clara University

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Phone: 408-554-4384
Fax: 408-554-4837
Room number: 310

Dr. Kirk Glaser

Senior Lecturer

Kirk Glaser earned his Ph.D. in American literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.A. from Dartmouth College. Awards for his work include an American Academy of Poets prize, University of California Poet Laureate Award, Sundog Poetry Prize, and Chester H. Jones National Poetry Prize.

Courses Taught

  • CTW 1 & 2
  • Creative Writing (Poetry, Fiction, Children?s/Young Adult Fiction)
  • American Literature (Poetry, Fiction)
  • Introduction to Poetry

Research Interests

  • Creative Writing: Poetry, Short Fiction, Young Adult Novels
  • American Environmental Writing (Prose, Poetry)

Representative Publications

  • Kirk Glaser?s poetry and fiction have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Sou?Wester, Confrontation, Alsop Review, The Caribbean Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, and elsewhere.
  • He has also published scholarly articles on the poets Robinson Jeffers and Mary Oliver, and John Muir.
  • He is currently working on a young adult science fiction novel entitled The Runner Between Worlds, as well as revisinga manuscript of poems, Leaf of Ash, which was a finalist in a national first-book competition.

Biography

Kirk Glaser?s poetry has been nominated twice for Pushcart prizes. His poetry and fiction have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Sou?wester, Cortland Review, Cerise Press, Alsop Review, Bloodroot Literary Magazine, Mobius, The Caribbean Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He has received numerous awards and fellowships for his work, including an American Academy of Poets prize, C. H. Jones National Poetry Prize, University of California Poet Laureate Award, Richard Eberhart Poetry Prize, and Summer Literary Seminars 2010 Fellowship. Mr. Glaser earned his Ph.D. in American poetry at the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Glaser focuses all of his writing classes on helping students to tap and develop their writerly selves first and foremost, while training the editor in each student to develop and refine the work. He focuses his CTW classes on themes of environmental sustainability through the nexus of science, technology and society.

As Faculty Adviser to the Santa Clara Review, he works closely with the student staff and practicum classes to build skills in writing, editing, and publishing as well as supporting the growth of the literary and arts community on campus.

  • Creative Writing: Poetry, Short Fiction, Young Adult Novels
  • American Environmental Writing (Prose, Poetry)
  • Creative Writing: Poetry, Short Fiction, Young Adult Novels
  • American Environmental Writing (Prose, Poetry)
 
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