Kirk Glaser, a senior lecturer in SCU’s English Department and Director of Creative Writing, has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, awarded annually to American authors for stories, poems, and essays published in small presses. 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. Glaser earned his Ph.D. in American poetry at University of California, Berkeley, and his B.A. from Dartmouth College.