Director of the Stadler Center for Poetry

Shara McCallum is the author of The Face of Water: New and Selected Poems, This Strange Land, Song of Thieves, and The Water Between Us. Her fifth book of poems, Madwoman, will be published in the US & UK in 2017. Her poems have appeared in publications in the US, the UK, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Israel and have been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, and Romanian. Her personal essays appear regularly in print and on-line. Recognition for her work includes a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, among other awards. At Bucknell, she is Director of the Stadler Center for Poetry and Professor of English.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Binghamton

Scholarly Interests

  • Creative writing (poetry and creative nonfiction)
  • Contemporary poetry and poetics

Selected Publications

The Face of Water: New and Selected Poems (Peepal Tree Press, UK, 2011)

This Strange Land (Alice James Books, 2011, a finalist for the 2012 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature)

Song of Thieves (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003)

The Water Between Us (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for Poetry)

Her poems have appeared in journals, anthologies, and textbooks in the US, the UK, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Israel and have been translated into Spanish and Romanian.

Her personal essays have been published in The Antioch Review, Creative Nonfiction, Witness, and elsewhere.

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