Current Creative Writing Grad Students

Creative Nonfiction and Fiction MFA Students

Heba AlhayekHeba Alhayek
BA, Islamic University of Gaza
alhayekh@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: short fiction, cultural studies, stream of consciousness, poetry, ethnic fiction 


Amy BaileyAmy Bailey
BA, Kent State University
bailey42@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: gender and women's studies, racial/gender/class inequities, memoir, personal essay, narrative/literary journalism.


Carrie Bindschadler

Carrie Bindschadler
BA, Northern Arizona University
bindsccn@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: desert landscapes, ecocriticism, environmental writing, and magical realism


Leah ChristiansonLeah Christianson
BA, University of California, Los Angeles
christlf@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: short fiction, contemporary fiction, character psychology, music journalism, satire 


Chase EversoleChase Eversole
BA, Indiana University East
eversocn@miamioh.edu

Creative and Research Interests: creative writing—fiction; composition and rhetoric; editing and publishing; grammar and usage; 20th and 21st century American literature; critical theory; creative nonfiction


John Fuentes
BA, San Francisco State University
fuentej@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: 


Kyle Swensen
BA, University of Cincinnati
swensek@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests:



Elizabeth WeeksElizabeth Weeks

BS, Wright State University
weeksek@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: fiction, creative nonfiction, narratology, humor, character psychology, sexology, graphic narrative, screenwriting, media and fan studies, creative writing pedagogy


Poetry MFA Students


Amy AccongioAmy Accongio
BFA, Southern Oregon University 
accongan@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: Multimodal poetics (short film & digital art); verse & prose (traditional/experimental/contemporary); short story; memoir; creative nonfiction



Kinsey CantrellKinsey Cantrell 
BA, Miami University
cantrekm@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: poetry, fiction, postmodernism, the intersections of mental and physical health


Freda EpumFreda Epum
BA, Smith College
epumfn@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: cross-genre/hybrid works, memory & archives, image/text, dis/ability studies, cultural studies, issues of Blackness, conceptual art, performance, queer of color critique, philosophies of love, experimental prose & poetry, the lyric and personal essay

Kyle Flemings

Kyle Flemings
BA, University of New Hampshire
fleminkj@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: therapeutic writing, black masculinity, performance poetry/spoken word 


Madeline Lewis

Madeline Lewis
BA, University of Notre Dame
lewismb@miamioh.edu

Creative and Research Interests: the sacred in the commonplace, archival/scrapbook poetry, bread poetry, pastoral landscapes, spirituality, memoir


Katarina MorrisKatarina Morris
BA, Miami University 
morrisk@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: flash fiction, spoken word, and feminist rhetoric


Recarlo RichardsonRecarlo Richardson
BA, Miami University 
richarr9@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: short forms of Shijo, Tanka, and Haiku; other traditional forms such as sonnets, villanelle, and ballads


Savannah TrentSavannah Trent
BA, Knox College
trents@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: poetry and experimental fiction, American literature, identity studies, consciousness, and mental health reform 


Paul VogelPaul Vogel
MA, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
BA, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
vogelpb@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: poetry, experimental writing


Low-Residency MFA Students: Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry


William AbbottWilliam Abbott
MA, East Tennessee State University 
BA, East Tennessee State University
abbottwt@miamioh.edu

Creative and Research Interests: poetry, creative writing, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, modern British fiction


Brian BaerBrian Baer
BS, Tufts University
MA, University of Minnesota
PhD University of Minnesota
baerbt@miamioh.edu

Creative and Research Interests: fiction


Benjamin Bolger

Benjamin Bolger
Master’s degrees from University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Stanford, Columbia University, Harvard University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, and Brandeis University
bolgerbb@miamioh.edu


Katharine BostKatharine Bost
BA, University of Florida
bostkf@miamioh.edu


Tyler Elston
elstontr@miamioh.edu


Margaret FaiverMargaret Faiver
BA, Shepherd University
faiverme@miamioh.edu

Creative and Research Interests: fiction and poetry; society as reflected in literature: Chaucer, de Maupassant, Hemingway, Woolf, Ferrante


Geoffrey GirardGeoffrey Girard
MA, Miami University
BA, Washington College 
girardgr@miamioh.edu


Ronnie GladdenRonnie Gladden
PhD, Northern Kentucky
ME, Xavier
BA, University of Cincinnati 
gladderl@miamioh.edu


Matthew Howell
howellm5@miamioh.edu


Meredith HughesMeredith Hughes
BA, Miami University 
hughesmk@miamioh.edu


Robert HustRobert Hust
JD, Ohio State University
BA, Ohio State University
hustrl@miamioh.edu

Creative and Research Interests: fiction; relationships across socio-economic classes in contemporary America 


Kimberly Jacobs-BeckKimberly Jacobs-Beck
PhD, Miami University
MA, University of Delaware
BA, Beloit College
jacobskl@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: poetry, nineteenth century literature, theatre and print culture, Percy and Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft


Robin LittelRobin Littel
MA, National University
BA, Ohio State University at Lima
littelra@miamioh.edu


Casey McConahayCasey McConahay
MA, Ohio State University
BA, Ohio State University
mcconacs@miamioh.edu


Alex McIntoshAlex McIntosh 
BA, Asbury University
mcintoac@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: poetry, creative nonfiction; particular interest in writing about the natural world, with an emphasis on the divine mystery 

Andrew MillerAndrew Miller
BA, Otterbein University
mille940@miamioh.edu


Megan MooreMegan Moore
BA, College of Mount Saint Joseph 
mooremm6@miamioh.edu


Katey ParksKatey Parks
BA, Miami University 
parkska2@miamioh.edu

Creative and Research Interests: creative nonfiction, fiction, and children's literature; particular interest in writing about mental illnesses


Lincoln ReedLincoln Reed
BA, Taylor University 
reedlp@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: fiction, sports fiction, and speculative fiction


Michael SchmidtMichael Schmidt 
BA, Miami University 
schmidm8@miamioh.edu


Jason SenderJason Sender
JD, New York Law School
BA, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
senderjh@miamioh.edu


Jaurice Smiley
smileyj@miamioh.edu


Jessica SmithJessica Smith
MLS, State University of New York at Buffalo
MA,  State University of New York at Buffalo
BA,  State University of New York at Buffalo
smithjs6@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: experimental poetry, memoir, book arts, archives


Charles SullivanCharles Sullivan
BA, Ohio State University
sullivcl@miamioh.edu



Nancy Thompson

Nancy Thompson
BA, Indiana State University 
thompsnj@miamioh.edu

Creative and Research Interests: fiction, short fiction, playwriting, poetry, rhetoric and composition, the novel- psychological thrillers and suspense, renaissance literature.


Dameion WagnerDameion Wagner
MA, Ohio State University
M.Ed, Ohio State University 
BA, Ohio State University 
wagnerd6@miamioh.edu

Marcus WhalbringMarcus Whalbring
BA, University of Indianapolis
whalbrm@miamioh.edu

Creative and Research Interests: surrealism, absurdism, and black comedy as it pertains to poetry


Gavin WichmanGavin Wichman
BA, Thomas Moore College
wichmaga@miamioh.edu


Michael ZimmermanMichael Zimmerman
BA, Miami University 
zimmermr@miamioh.edu

Creative and Research Interests: absurdism in fiction and combining irony with sincerity