Creative Writing
EnglishCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences

Eric Pankey

Eric Pankey

Eric Pankey

Professor

Creative Writing: Poetry Writing, Modern and Contemporary Poetry

Eric Pankey (MFA, University of Iowa, 1983) is the author of eleven collections of poems: For the New Year (Atheneum 1984), was selected as the winner of the Walt Whitman, Heartwood (Atheneum 1988), which was reissued by Orchises Press in 1998,  Apocrypha (Alfred A. Knopf 1991), The Late Romances (Alfred A. Knopf 1997), Cenotaph (Alfred A. Knopf 2000), Oracle Figures (Ausable Press 2003), Reliquaries (Ausable Press 2005), The Pear as One Example: New and Selected Poems (Ausable Press 2008), Trace (Milkweed Editions 2013), Dismantling the Angel (Free Verse Editions 2013), which won the New Measures Prize. Crow-Work, was published by Milkweed Editions in 2015. His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared widely in such journals as The Iowa Review, The New Yorker, and the Kenyon Review.  His work has been supported by fellowships from John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the Brown Foundation.  He teaches poetry workshops and courses on modern and contemporary poetry. He is the Heritage Chair in Writing at George Mason University. A new book, Augury, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2017.

Selected Publications

The Pear as One Example: New and Selected Poems (Ausable Press 2008)

Trace (Milkweed Editions 2013)

Dismantling the Angel (Free Verse Editions 2014)

Crow-Work  (Milkweed Editions 2015)

Expanded Publication List

For the New Year (Atheneum 1984)

Heartwood (Atheneum 1988) (reissued Orchises Press 1998)

Apocrypha (Alfred A. Knopf 1991)

The Late Romances (Alfred A. Knopf 1997)

Cenotaph (Alfred A. Knopf 2000)

Oracle Figures (Ausable Press 2003)

Reliquaries (Ausable Press 2005)

The Pear as One Example: New and Selected Poems (Ausable Press 2008)

Trace (Milkweed Editions 2013)

Dismantling the Angel (Free Verse Editions 2014)

Crow-Work  (Milkweed Editions 2015)