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(316) 284-5293

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Siobhán Scarry

  • Professor of English
  • Education:
  • B.A., University of Arizona, 1995
  • M.A., English Literature, University of Montana, 2004
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Montana, 2004
  • Ph.D., English Literature, State University of New York-Buffalo, 2013


About Siobhan: Dr. Scarry's research and teaching interests include American literature from the 19th century to the present, with a focus on 20th-century poetry and poetics; modernism; and gender and sexuality studies. Her critical studies on 20th-century poetry have appeared in Reading Duncan Reading: Robert Duncan and the Poetics of Derivation (University of Iowa Press, 2012) and Paideuma (December 2013). Scarry is also a creative writer. Her first book of poetry, Pilgrimly, was published by Parlor Press in January, 2014. Juliana Spahr calls the book's poems "luminous, complicated and full of ecotonalities." Cynthia Hogue writes of the collection, "we could ruminate, luxuriate, and divinate in the language of these exquisite poems. They give the light with their own eyes. There is gold on their tongues." Her poetry and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous literary journals, including Colorado Review, jubilat, Mid-American Review, New Letters, and Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics.

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