Paula Closson Buck

Professor of English

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

  • Professor Closson Buck is at work on a novel set in Venice and some short stories drawing on travels to India, Greece, and Cyprus.

Selected Publications

You Cannot Shoot a Poem, a book of poems from Louisiana State University Press 2018

Summer on the Cold War Planet, a novel from Fomite Press 2015

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 and short stories have appeared in AgniAgni OnlineGettysburg ReviewKenyon ReviewLaurel ReviewPloughsharesShenandoahSouthern Review, and other magazines.