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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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Teen Camp Grad Publishes First Novel

Francesca G. Varela, a graduate of show:tell, Marylhurst's summer camp for teen writers and artists, published her first novel in 2014.

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August 02, 2014

Midsummer Night's Dream

Portland Actors Ensemble has brought the Bard to audiences for over 40 years. They will perform Midsummer Night's Dream as part of Marylhurst's S...

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August 16, 2014

Taming of the Shrew

The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival performs Taming of the Shrew much like actors at London's Globe Theater in Shakespeare's time. Bring a...

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August 23, 2014

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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