Gilbert Allen has taught classes in literature and writing at Furman since 1977. During that time, he has especially enjoyed working with young poets and fiction writers. Hundreds of his poems, short stories, and essays have appeared in both literary journals and general circulation magazines. He is the editor of the Ninety-Six Press, which has published poetry by distinguished South Carolina writers since 1991. He has received the Literary Arts Fellowship from the South Carolina Arts Commission, the Robert Penn Warren Prize in Poetry from The Southern Review, and many other awards. In recognition of his work as a writer, editor, and teacher, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa (Gamma Chapter, South Carolina) in 1998. He will be inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors in April 2014. His sixth book of poems, Catma, will be published by Measure Press in 2014.

Name Title Description

ENG-220

Writing Poems

Emphasizes awareness and proficiency in the craft of poetry. Students should be prepared to write frequently, to duplicate their work for discussion, and to comment upon their classmates' work.

ENG-221

Writing Fiction

Emphasizes awareness and proficiency in the craft of prose fiction. Students should be prepared to write frequently, to duplicate their work for discussion, and to comment upon their classmates146 work.

ENG-380

Poetry Editing & Publishing

Students will read and discuss published poems representing some of the major movements in contemporary American verse. Then they will read and evaluate unpublished manuscripts and make recommendations concerning their possible publication.

Education
Ph.D.
Cornell University
M.F.A.
Cornell University
B.A.
Cornell University

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