Francesca G. Varela, a graduate of show:tell, Marylhurst's summer camp for teen writers and artists, published her first novel in 2014.
Assistant Professor of English
503.636.8141, ext. 4420
MFA in Fiction Writing, Warren Wilson College
MA in English, New Mexico State University
Senior Creative Writing Workshop
Contemporary American Literature and the Rise of the Short Story
Introduction to Literary Genres
Writing Seminar II: Creative Nonfiction
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.
Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking and Light Industrial Safety
Puerto Del Sol
Tin House (interview with David Shields, summer 2010)
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)