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Department of English Language and Literature

Faculty and Staff Directory

Samuel Amadon

Title: Associate Professor
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Email: amadon@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-576-5983
Office: HUO, Room 209
Resources:

English Language and Literature
www.samuelamadon.com

profile

Education

PhD, University of Houston, 2012
MFA, Columbia University, 2007

Specialization

Creative Writing
Contemporary Poetry

Courses

ENGL 200    Creative Writing, Voice, And Community
ENGL 286    Poetry 
ENGL 360    Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 464    Poetry Workshop
ENGL 491    Advanced Poetry Workshop
ENGL 601    Seminar in Verse Composition

Activities

Breakthrough Star, 2019
Department of English Teaching Award, 2016
Alan Collins Fellow in Poetry, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, 2012
Believer Poetry Book Award, 2012
Best First Book, Coldfront, 2010
Iowa Poetry Prize, 2009

Publications

Books

   • Often, Common, Some, And Free, Omindawn, (Forthcoming 2021)
   • Listener, Solid Objects, (Forthcoming 2019)
   • The Hartford Book, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012
   • Like a Sea, University of Iowa Press, 2010

Recent Publications
   • “Sunset Pool” – The Nation (2018)
   • “Final Tea With Hoon” – Kenyon Review 2017
   • “Pedestrian” – Salt Hill (2017)
   • “Poem In Which My Love Will Not Let You Down” – Poetry Northwest (2017)
   • “Twentieth-First Century” – Guernica (2016)
   • "Poem That Wants To Be the Westside Highway," "A Partial View Of the Triborough" — Poetry Magazine (2016)
   • “At McCarren Pool” – jubilat (2016)
   • “Poem That’s Never Been To Jones Beach” – American Poetry Review (2016)
   • “Poem For the Opening Of the Hamilton Fish Park Pool, 1936” – The New Yorker, 2014
   • "Poem Where the Airplane Is Torn Apart" — Denver Quarterly (2014)
   • "Touring Fill" — Lana Turner, A Journal of Poetry and Opinion (2013)
   • "Tinnitus Asks a Question" — A Public Space (2012)
   • "Often, Common, Some, And Free" — Ploughshares (2012)
   • "Black Helicopters" — American Poetry Review (2012)
   • "Spy Poem" — Nonsite.org (2012)
   • "Tourism" — New Yorker (2012)

Editorial
   • Oversound


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