Director, Creative Writing

Paula Closson Buck is Professor of English. Her interests include creative writing and contemporary literature.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Ohio University

Teaching Interests

  • Creative writing: poetry, fiction, and the travel inspired essay
  • Contemporary American literature

Current Projects and Research Interests

  • Prof. Closson Buck is at work on a third book of poems, a novel set in Venice, and some short stories drawing on travels to India. On a Fulbright fellowship in Cyprus for 2014, she wrote poems in a collaborative project with two Cypriot visual artists.

Selected Publications

The Acquiescent Villa, a book of poems from Louisiana State University Press (1998)

Litanies Near Water, a book of poems from Louisiana State University Press (2008)

Individual poems have appeared in Agni, Agni Online, Gettysburg Review, Laurel Review, Shenandoah,Southern Review, and other magazines. "The Sea Grass Icons," a novel excerpt, was recently published in Southern Review, and short stories are forthcoming in Ploughshares and Southern Review.


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