Jeff Oaks

  • Teaching Professor
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Writing Program

Jeff Oaks:  OAFA

Jeff Oaks' second book of poems, The Things, was published by Lily Poetry Review Books in March 2022. His first 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, Jeff Oaks has published poems in a number of literary magazines, 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 teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Writing Program.

Undergraduate Courses:

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