Jennifer Atkinson

Jennifer Atkinson

Jennifer Atkinson

Emeritus Faculty

Creative Writing: poetry, ecopoetics, eco-justice, recent and contemporary American poetry

Jennifer Atkinson is the author of five collections of poetry--The Dogwood Tree, The Drowned CityDrift IceCanticle of the Night Path, and most recently, The Thinking Eye. Her poetry can be seen in Field, The Cincinnati Review, The Missouri Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Bennington 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

ENGH 309: Contemporary Women Poets

ENGH 396: Creative Writing

ENGH 397: Poetry Writing

ENGH 391: Forms of Poetry

ENGH 464: Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop

ENGH 497: Art of Literary Translation

ENGH 564: Form of Poetry

ENGH 608: Poetries in Translation

ENGH 608: Eco-Poetics

ENGH 608: Ekphrasis

ENGH 617: Poetry Writing Workshop

ENGH 619: 79 Works

ENGH 674: Poetry Planet

ENGH 685: The Poems of Elizabeth Bishop & Sylvia Plath

ENGH 750: Advanced Poetry Workshop


BA     English, Wesleyan University

MFA   Poetry Writing, University of Iowa

MA/W    Creative Nonfiction, University of Iowa