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Jeff Oaks

Senior Lecturer
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Writing Program
CL 501-E

Jeff Oaks' debut book of poetry, Little What, was published by Lily Poetry Review Books in September 2019. A recipient of three Pennsylvania Council of the Arts fellowships and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Pittsburgh Foundation, Jeff has published poems most recently in Best New Poets, Field, Georgia Review, Missouri Review, Superstition Review, and Tupelo Quarterly. His prose has appeared in At Length, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Kenyon Review Online, and Water~Stone Review. Both poems and prose have appeared in the anthologies Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction, and My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them. He’s a 2008 winner of the Tina and David Bellet Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. 


Undergraduate Courses:

  • Introduction to Poetry Writing
  • Poetry Workshop
  • The Writer’s Journal
  • Autobiography and the Creative Impulse

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