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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.

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.