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								Terry A.																 Kirts

Terry A. Kirts

Senior Lecturer in English
Department: English, Creative Writing, Writing Program
(317) 274-8929
CA 502Q

Education

Education

  • MFA, Indiana University – Bloomington 1995
  • BA, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign 1992

Teaching

Teaching

General creative writing; poetry; creative nonfiction

Awards

Awards

Third Place, Wabash Watershed Indiana Poetry Awards, Urban Category, 2014;
Trustees’ Teaching Awards, 2010;
Trustees’ Teaching Awards, 2004;
Langsam/Oswalt Fellowship, 2003;
First Place, San Diego Writer’s Cooperative Prize, 2001;
Semi-Finalist, Indiana Review 2001 Poetry Awards;
Finalist, Discovery/”The Nation” Awards, 2000;
Finalist, Glimmer Train Poetry Open, Spring 2000;
2nd Place, The James Wright Award Competition from Mid-American Review.

Publications

Publications

To the Refrigerator Gods(Seven Kitchens Press, Editor’s Choice Series, 2010); Monthly restaurant reviews and articles in Indianapolis Monthly, 2007-present; weekly restaurant reviews in Nuvo Newsweekly, 2003-2007;
“The Persimmon Reader,” poem Adanna (special issue, “Women and Spirituality”) (forthcoming Fall 2015);
“Song for Saint Nicholas Day,” poem St. Peter’s B-list: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints (Ave Maria Press, 2014);
“Vegetable Crisper.” Alimentum. Issue 13, Winter 2012;
“The Meal We’re Waiting For,” poem Beer and Butter Tarts (Toronto, Canada, 2014)
“The Saintly and the Sinful: Visions of Indiana Cities,” essay in Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana, Indiana Historical Society Press, 2006;
“O Miracle Whip” and “Macaroni & Cheese Survey,” poems published in Gastronomica, 2003;
“Relics: Refrigerator Door” published in Another Chicago Magazine, 2002;
a poem in the anthology Food Poems, published by Bottom Dog Press, 2003;
poems forthcoming in Gents, Bad Boys, and Barbarians: This New Breed, published by Windstorm Creative;
“Today in Illiana” and “Previously Answered Questions,” poems in Third Coast, Fall 1999.

Service

Service

Faculty Mentor; Director of Rufus & Louise Reiberg Reading series; coordinator of IUPUI Student Reading Series; preliminary judge and coordinator for annual IUPUI Poetry Contest; annual organizer of English Department Student Awards.

 

Academic Interests

Academic Interests

Creative writing, 20th Century American poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction

Location

Location:
CA 502Q
Address:
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202