Jennifer Atkinson

Jennifer Atkinson

Jennifer Atkinson

Associate Professor

poetry, ecopoetics, literary translation, recent and contemporary American poetry

Jennifer Atkinson is the author of five collections of poetry ---The Dogwood Tree, which won the University of Alabama Poetry Prize, The Drowned City, winner of the Samuel French Morse Prize, Drift IceCanticle of the Night Path, and The Thinking Eye, just released in 2016. Her poetry and nonfiction can be seen in Poetry, Field, The Yale Review, The Missouri Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Shenandoah, The Iowa Review, Image, and elsewhere. Both her poetry and her nonfiction have been honored with Pushcart Prizes. She taught in Nepal and Japan and at the University of Iowa and Washington University before joining the faculty of George Mason University, where she usually teaches Creative Writing, Poetry Writing (at the graduate and undergraduate levels), and recent and contemporary American poetry.

Selected Publications

The Thinking Eye, Parlor Press/Free Verse Editions, 2016.

Canticle of the Night Path, Free Verse Editions, 2012.

Drift Ice. Wilkes-Barre, PA: Etruscan P, 2008.

The Drowned City. Boston: Northeastern UP, 2000.

The Dogwood Tree. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 1990.

Courses Taught

ENGL 397: Poetry Writing

ENGL 464: Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop

ENGL 497: Art of Literary Translation

ENGL 564: Form of Poetry

ENGL 608: Poetries in Translation

ENGL 608: Eco-Poetics

ENGL 617: Poetry Writing Workshop

ENGL 619: 79 Works


BA     English, Wesleyan University

MFA   Poetry Writing, University of Iowa

MA    Creative Nonfiction, University of Iowa