Department of English

O'Dowd Hall, Room 544
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2250
fax: (248) 370-4429

Katie Hartsock

A headshot of Katie Hartsock.

531 O'Dowd Hall
(248) 370-4186

Assistant Professor of English

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Northwestern University
MFA (poetry), University of Michigan
BA in English Literature (minor in Classics), University of Cincinnati

Areas of study
Creative writing; contemporary American poetry; classical receptions studies; Ancient Greek and Latin epic, tragic, and lyric poetry; revisionary poetry; translation studies; Modernism; feminist critical thought and poetics

Hartsock’s first full-length poetry collection, Bed of Impatiens, was a finalist for the 2015 Able Muse Book Award, and was published in 2016. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks:  Hotels, Motels, and Extended Stays, published by Toadlily Press in their 2014 Quartet Series, and  Veritas Caput (Passim Editions, 2015). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of journals, including  Arion, Beloit Poetry Journal, Birmingham Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, Hanging Loose, H_NGM_N, Fifth Wednesday, Iron Horse Literary Review, Massachusetts Review, Measure, Michigan Quarterly Review, Midwestern Gothic, Passages North, RHINO, Southern Indiana Review,  Southwest Review,  and The Wallace Stevens Journal; and in the anthology  Down to the Dark River: Poems about the Mississippi River (Louisiana Literature Press, 2015).

RHINO poetry magazine, 2016
Midwestern Gothic journal, 2016

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