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Dr. Timothy O’Keefe
Assistant Professor of English

EDUCATION
PhD University of Utah: English and Creative Writing: Poetry and Nonfiction
MFA Johns Hopkins University: Creative Writing: Poetry
BA Middlebury College: Economics and Spanish

TEACHING
ENG 400 Trillium: Literary Publications
ENG 393/493 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
ENG 392/492 Creative Writing: Poetry
ENG 308 Novel
ENG 309 Poetry
ENG 203 British Lit 1, ENG 204 British Lit 2, ENG 211 U.S. Lit 1
ENG 101-102 Composition

SERVICE
Dr. O’Keefe is co-director and advisor for the English Creative Writing Track, and he is responsible for "The Piedmont Arts Collective," a new literary lyceum program sponsored by the English Department. He conducts the PC annual Academy of American Poets prize, and he serves on the President’s PC 125 Committee.

BACKGROUND
Dr. O'Keefe's research interests include contemporary poetry and poetics, Modernism, Elizabethan drama, collage practices, representations of violence, and the lyric essay. His first book of poetry, The Goodbye Town, won the 2010 FIELD Poetry Prize and was published by Oberlin College Press. Other poems and essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, Seneca Review, and The Best American Poetry.