Margaret Hollinshead Ley Professor in Poetry and Creative Writing
On leave 2013-2014
Professor G. C. Waldrep (Ph.D., Duke University; MFA, University of Iowa) is an Associate Professor of Englis. He is the author of four full-length collections of poems: Goldbeater's Skin (2003); Disclamor (2007); Archicembalo (2009), winner of the Dorset Prize, and Your Father on the Train of Ghosts, with John Gallaher (2011). His work has appeared in many journals, including Poetry, Ploughshares, Harper's, The Nation, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, New England Review, Colorado Review, New American Writing, and Tin House, as well as in Best American Poetry 2010. His work has earned prizes and residencies from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Campbell Corner Foundation. He was a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Literature. Waldrep is also the author of Southern Workers and the Search for Community, a historical monograph on the lives of Southern textile workers during the early twentieth century. At Bucknell he teaches creative writing, directs the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, serves as Editor-at-Large for the Kenyon Review and is the Editor of West Branch. He has been selected as the first recipient of the Margaret Hollinshead Ley Professorship in Poetry and Creative Writing.
He is also co-editing two anthologies, one on the life and work of Paul Celan and the other on postmodern approaches to the pastoral in contemporary poetry.
Creative Writing (Poetry)
Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (2011)
Goldbeater's Skin (2003)