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Colleen O'Brien

Colleen O'Brien

Visiting Assistant Professor of English
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  • English


Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Ph.D. Western Michigan University
M.F.A. University of Washington
B.A. Stanford University

Selected Publications:

Spool in the Maze, DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press, 2015

“#.” West Branch 82, Winter 2017
“Nell.” Willow Springs 77, January 2016
“The Deal.” Painted Bride Quarterly, Issue 92/Print Annual 8, Summer 2015
“The Fathers.” Fugue, Issue 47, Fall 2014
“Suzy.” Ninth Letter (online), Spring 2014
“The Cheesecake Factory.” Beloit Fiction Journal, Spring 2014
“Sasha.” The Laurel Review, Spring 2014
“Diretora.” Passages North (online), December 2013
“Amends.” Sou’wester, Spring 2013
“Montana.” Confrontation, Fall 2012
“Nine.” The Antioch Review, Summer 2012
“First World.” Sonora Review No. 57, Spring 2010
“Valentine’s Day.” North American Review Issue 294, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2009

“Seeing.” The Volta, January 2016
“The Interpretation of Dreams.” Kenyon Review Online, Fall 2015
“For Now.” Denver Quarterly 50.1, Fall 2015
“Because We Want,” “The After-man.” Beloit Poetry Journal, Summer 2015
“Saturn,” “Bridge.” Witness, Vol. 27 No. 3, Winter 2014
“Consolation to a Friend.” Poetry Northwest, Summer/Fall 2014
“In the Democracy.” 40 Years of CutBank (online anthology), Summer 2014
“Bathers by a River.” Another Chicago Magazine, Spring 2014
“Child Is Father.” Poetry Daily, September 2013
“Fuel,” “Child Is Father.” Beloit Poetry Journal, Vol. 64 No. 1, Fall 2013
“In the Democracy.” CutBank Literary Magazine No. 79, Fall 2013
“America Windows.” DIAGRAM, Spring 2013
“Midas.” West Branch No. 70, Spring/Summer 2012
“Ruined Lion,” “Reel,” “Matisse.” The Journal 35.2, Autumn 2011
“On Drawing Marcus Aurelius.” CutBank Literary Magazine No. 75, 2011
“Plato’s Metaphors.” Beloit Poetry Journal Vol. 61 No. 4, Summer 2011

Selected Honors
Pushcart Prize Nominations for Poetry, 2016 and 2017
First Prize, DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press Chapbook Contest, 2015
Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship Nomination for Fiction, 2013
Finalist, Ruth Lilly Fellowship, The Poetry Foundation, 2011

Courses Taught
Academic Writing
Expository Writing
Introduction to Creative Writing
Creative Nonfiction

Scholarly Interests
Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Poetry, Lyric Essay, Literary Theory, Psychoanalysis, Women's Studies, Queer Theory, Race and Ethnicity Studies, British Modernism, Composition Theory

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