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Jay Ponteri

Jay Ponteri

Assistant Professor of English
Flavia Hall
503.636.8141, ext. 4420
jponteri@marylhurst.edu

Education

MFA in Fiction Writing, Warren Wilson College
MA in English, New Mexico State University

Classes Taught

Senior Creative Writing Workshop
Contemporary Literature
Contemporary American Literature and the Rise of the Short Story
Introduction to Literary Genres
Writing Seminar II: Creative Nonfiction

About

Jay Ponteri directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Marylhurst University and show:tell, The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists. He is the founding editor of both the online literary magazine M Review and HABIT Books, a publisher of prose and poetry chapbooks. His memoir, Wedlocked, was published by Hawthorne Books in April 2013 and named as a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in winter 2014. His chapbook of short prose, Darkmouth Strikes Again was published by Future Tense Books, summer 2013.

Publications

Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking and Light Industrial Safety
Puerto Del Sol
Salamander
Seattle Review
Knee-Jerk Magazine
Tin House (interview with David Shields, summer 2010)

Awards

Finalist, Oregon Book Award, creative non-fiction category (2014)

Best American Essays 2010. Notable Essay for Listen to This, published in Salamander, Vol. 15, No. 1.

Excellence in Teaching Award, Marylhurst University (2006)

Frank Waters Fellowship, New Mexico State University (1997)

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May 14, 2015

Marylhurst Reading Series: Elena Passarello

Essayist Elena Passarello will read from her recent book Let Me Clear My Throat (Sarabande Books, 2013). Passarello's essays on performance, nature...

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May 16, 2015

Undergraduate Information Session

Learn about bachelor's degree programs, financing your education, earning college credit for life learning, and your career options. Take a campus ...

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May 16, 2015

Poetry in the Garden

Join us for a poetry reading in the green ambience of the Marylhurst Community Garden. Poetry will be shared by MU students. To find the garden, t...

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