Here are profiles of IU South Bend faculty members who currently teach creative writing courses:
Nancy Botkin began teaching at IUSB in 1991 and is currently a senior lecturer in the English department. She teaches primarily freshman composition, but also teaches creative writing and Art, Aesthetics & Creativity courses. Over the years, Nancy has been an active member of multiple committees that deal with developmental writing issues such as curriculum, course goals, textbook selection, handbook selection, and placement test. In 1999 she was awarded a TERA, Teaching Excellence Recognition Award.
In addition to teaching, Nancy is a working poet with publications in journals such as Poetry, Poetry East, The Midwest Quarterly, South Dakota Review, and American Literary Review. Her chapbook, Signs of Life, was published in 1999 by No Exit Press. Her full-length collection of poems, Parts That Were Once Whole, was published by Mayapple Press in April, 2007. She won the 2005 Maize First Place Poetry Prize sponsored by the Writers’ Center of Indiana. Her poem, “Geometry,” was selected by Ted Kooser for his national newspaper column, American Life in Poetry. Poetry East published an anthology in Spring 2011 titled Wider than the Sky: Thirty Years of Poetry East which included two of her previously published poems: “Signs of Life,” and “Skates.” She is a finalist for the Larry Levis Prize sponsored by Four Way Books.Her second collection, Bent Elbow and Distance, can be ordered at Finishing Line Press.
David Dodd Lee: W303 and W403 Advanced Poetry Writing, W513 Graduate Poetry Writing, W203 Intro to Creative Writing; A190/A399 Art, Aesthetics, & Creativity: Poetry; W280 Literary Editing and Publishing
David Dodd Lee is the Series Editor for IU South Bend’s 42 Miles Poetry Prize. Lee is the author of The Nervous Filaments (Four Way Books, 2010),as well as six other books of poems–Orphan, Indiana (Akron, 2010), Sky Booths in the Breath Somewhere, the Ashbery Erasure Poems (BlazeVox, 2010), Abrupt Rural (New Issues Press, 2004), Arrow Pointing North (Four Way Books, 2002), Wilderness (March Street Press, 2000), and Downsides of Fish Culture (New Issues, 1997). Lee is the editor of the SHADE anthologies, (versions 2004 & 2006), & poetry editor in the nineties at Third Coast & Passages North. In 2010 he edited and wrote a foreword for The Other Life, the Selected Poems of Herbert Scott (Carnegie Mellon, 2010). He has two new full length collections forthcoming in 2012 (The Coldest Winter on Earth, Marick Press), And Things Superficially So Unlike Us (Four Way Books, late 2013)
His poems have appeared on Verse Daily, in Nerve, Denver Quarterly, Pleiades, Jacket, Verse, Conduit, Marlboro Review, Perihelion, POOL, Laurel Review, Prairie Schooner, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Barrow Street, Best of the Net 2006 (Sundress Publications), Caffeine Destiny, Massachusetts Review, Washington Square, Slope, Quarterly West, Many Mountains Moving, Natural Bridge, Field, Phoebe, Sycamore Review, Cutbank, etc. Fiction has appeared in Green Mountains Review, Crowd, Sou’wester, Controlled Burn, and West Branch. Lee is an active contributing editor at The Laurel Review. He also the publisher of Half Moon Bay chapbooks, including titles by Hugh Seidman & Franz Wright.
Kelcey Ervick Parker–Director of Creative Writing; W615 Grad. Creative Nonfiction; W511 Graduate Fiction Writing; W301/W401 Adv. Fiction Writing; W203 Intro to Creative Writing; A190/A399 Art, Aesthetics, & Creativity
She is the author of LILIANE’S BALCONY (Rose Metal Press), a novella set at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. Her story collection, FOR SALE BY OWNER (Kore Press), won the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award in Short Fiction and was a finalist for the 2012 Best Books of Indiana in Fiction. www.kelceyervick.com
Clayton Michaels–A190: Of (Super)Men and Myths: Writing for Comic Books, W203 Intro to Creative Writing
Clayton T. Michaels is a Pushcart-nominated poet and author of Watermark, which won the 2010 qarrtsiluni chapbook contest and was published by Phonecia Press in August 2010. He has been a featured poet at the online journal Anti-, and his poems have appeared in The Prism Review, >kill author, Makeout Creek, Slipstream, and The Chiron Review, among others. He is also the host of The Hearthside Readers & Writers Series, which meets the third Sunday of every month at Fiddler’s Hearth in DTSB.
Check out Clayton’s book of poems, Watermark, winner of the 2010 qarrtsiluni poetry chapbook contest!