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Steve Kistulentz, Ph.D

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    Steve Kistulentz, Ph.D

    Director, Graduate Program in Creative Writing and Associate Professor of English Steve Kistulentz is the author of the novel Panorama, (Little, Brown & Co., 2018) and the forthcoming novel, The General Secretary. He has also published two award-winning collections of poetry, Little Black Daydream (University of Akron Press, 2012) and The Luckless Age (Red Hen Press, 2010), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award. His next book, a collection of poems called The Mating Calls of the Dead, will be published in 2021 by Black Lawrence Press. Kistulentz was born in Washington, DC. He earned a BA in English from the College of William and Mary, an MA from the Johns Hopkins University, an MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and a PhD from the Florida State University.His shorter works have appeared in such journals as The Antioch Review, the Cincinnati Review, Crab Orchard Review, Mississippi Review, New Letters, Quarterly West, Quarter After Eight, The Southern Review, and many others.Prior to writing, he spent nearly 20 years in national politics in Washington DC, directing political strategy for corporations mostly in the transportation and infrastructure areas.


    • B.A., College of William and Mary
    • M.A., The Johns Hopkins University
    • M.F.A., The University of Iowa
    • Ph.D., Florida State University

    Courses Taught

    • Theory and Practice of Creative Writing
    • Graduate Workshops in Fiction, Poetry and Nonfiction