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Associate Professor
wrenngj@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Office: Keezell 207

Phone: (540) 568-6103

Website: http://www.gregwrenn.com

Areas of Specialization:
Poetry; Poetry Writing; Creative Nonfiction; Environmental Writing; Memoir; LGBT Literature

Education:
Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry (Non-Degree Study), Stanford University
M.F.A., Writing (Poetry), Washington University in St. Louis
B.A., English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors in Field

Publications:

Books
Centaur (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013)
Origin (Poetry collection under review)
Row (Memoir in progress)

Chapbook
Off the Fire Road (Green Tower Press, 2009)

Individual poems and essays have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2014, The American Poetry Review, The Georgia Review, New England Review, Kenyon Review, The New Republic, The Yale Review, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, Poets & Writers, and elsewhere.

Awards and Honors:
Artist Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia, 2021
Writer-in-Residence, James Merrill House, Stonington, CT, 2021
Six-Week Residency Award, Hermitage Artist Retreat, Englewood, Florida, 2019-2020
Drew Darrow Memorial Poet, Stadler Center Writers Series, Bucknell University, 2015
Visiting Writer, Emerging Poets Festival, Franklin & Marshall College, 2014
Debut Poets Roundup, Poets & Writers, January/February 2014
Axton Visiting Writer, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2013
The Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award, Poetry Society of America, 2013
Margaret Bridgman Scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, 2012
Lyric Poetry Award, Poetry Society of America, 2012
Brittingham Prize for Poetry, University of Wisconsin Press, 2012
Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry, Stanford University, 2010-2012
Full Fellowship and Artist-in-Residence, Spiro Arts, 2010
Artist’s Grant and Residency, Vermont Studio Center, 2009
Full Scholarships, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, 2007-2009
Third-Year Writing Fellowship for Poetry, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008


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