Ohio University

Creative Writing Faculty & Research Areas


Patrick O'Keeffe

O'Keeffe's collection of long stories, The Hill Road (Viking Penguin), received the 2005 Story Prize. He was a Barnes and Noble Discovery pick and received a Whiting Award for fiction writing. His work has appeared in the Irish Times, Doubletake, and the Michigan Quarterly Review. A novel, The Visitors (Viking Penguin), was published in 2013.


Eric LeMay

LeMay is the author of Immortal Milk: Adventures in Cheese, and The One in the Many. His work has appeared in The Nation, The Harvard Review, The Paris Review, Gastronomica, Poetry Daily, and the Best Food Writing series.


Mark Halliday

Halliday is the author of five books of poetry, including Keep this Forever, Jab, Selfwolf, and Tasker Street. A recent Guggenheim Fellow, Halliday has published numerous essays on contemporary poets.

J. Allyn Rosser

Rosser?s poetry collection, Foiled Again, won the 2007 New Criterion Poetry Prize. In 2010-11 she was awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lannan Foundation. Her work has recently appeared in such venues as Poetry, Atlantic Monthly, the Smithsonian Magazine, the Georgia Review, and Slate.com.

Bianca Spriggs

Spriggs is the author of four collections of poems, most recently Call Her by Her Name (Triquarterly Books, 2016) and The Galaxy Is a Dance Floor (Argos Books, 2016). She is the co-editor of three poetry anthologies, most recently Undead: Ghouls, Ghosts & More (Apex Publications, 2017) and Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets (University of Kentucky Press, 2018).

Special Programs & Visiting Writers

David Wanczyk

Wanczyk is a graduate of Ohio University's Ph.D program in nonfiction and has published essays, poems, and reviews in several journals, including Alimentum, Brevity, and Quarter After Eight. He coordinates the department's special programs, including the Spring Literary Festival and visiting writers? series.