Kiki Petrosino

Professor
Email: cmpetr04 @ louisville.edu
Phone:502-852-2186
Office Hours: Fall Term: TTh 2:30 - 4:30;
and by appointment

 

Bio

Kiki Petrosino has taught at U of L since 2010, and became Director of Creative Writing in 2014. Her publications include two collection of poems, Hymn for the Black Terrific (2013) and Fort Red Border (2009), both from Sarabande Books. Her poems have appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, Jubilat, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, the LA Review of Books, and elsewhere. Along with a colleague, she co-edits Transom, an electronic poetry journal (http://www.transomjournal.com). Petrosino holds graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Courses Taught

Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. The writing of poetry, fiction, and drama; analysis of professional writings. Class discussion and individual conferences.
Prerequisite: ENGL 202. Note: Schedule of Courses indicates sections devoted to poetry, fiction, and drama respectively. Each section focuses on the writing of either fiction or poetry or drama; analysis of professional technique and of student writing. Class discussion and individual conferences.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. An exploration of literatures from African, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Native American populations within the United States.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105 or WGST 199. Note: Cross-listed with WGST 325. The literary treatment of women by both female and male authors of the Western tradition.
Prerequisite: ENGL 305 and consent of instructor. Multi-genre creative writing course designed for students who wish to increase their aptitude as writers of drama, fiction or poetry.
Prerequisite: ENGL 305 or 403 or consent of instructor. Concentration on a given form.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing. Introduction to the theory, research, and practice that informs the effective teaching of creative writing.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing. Note: A maximum of 6 hours in special-topics courses may be counted toward the major. Topics to be announced in schedule of courses. Historical Period: varies by semester.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing. Study of the works of a selected writer or grouping of writers, in literary, biographical, and/or social context. Historical period: varies by semester-see schedule of courses.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor or enrollment in a degree program in English. Recommended prior coursework: ENGL 503, ENGL 504, or equivalent. A workshop in the writing of poetry, fiction, and drama, involving the reading and analysis of manuscripts and regular individual conferences.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor or enrollment in a degree program in English. Recommend prior coursework: ENGL 503, ENGL 504, or equivalent; and ENGL 606 or equivalent. A creative writing workshop similar to ENGL 606, but also allowing interested students to pursue bases for structuring larger and more ambitious works.

Educational Background

    BA in English from the University of Virginia
    MA in Humanities from the University of Chicago
    MFA in English (Poetry) from the University of Iowa

      Teaching Areas

        Creative Writing (all levels); Poetry Writing; Women in Literature; Minority Traditions in English

          Research Interests

            Creative Writing, Contemporary American Poetry, Women in Literature, Minority Traditions in English

              Professional Memberships

                founder/co-editor, TRANSOM Journal (http://www.transomjournal.com)