Director of the Stadler Center for Poetry

Shara McCallum is the author of four books of 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. For her poetry, she has received a number of awards and fellowships, including a 2013 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, a Cave Canem Fellowship, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and others. At Bucknell, she serves as 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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