Professor of English and Creative Writing
Curriculum vitae (.pdf)
Claudia Keelan is the author of six books of poetry, including Refinery (Cleveland State Poetry Prize), Utopic (Alice James Books, 2001) and Missing Her (2009) from New Issues Press. A book of translations, Truth of My Songs: The Poems of the Trobairitz, is forthcoming from Omnidawn Press in 2015. Her honors include the Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books, the Jerome Shestack award from the American Poetry Review and a creative achievement award from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is currently finishing a book of essays entitled “Ecstatic Émigré,” which originally appeared in various issues of the American Poetry Review. Of Utopic, poet Robert Creeley wrote: “This profoundly moving book is fact of a consummate skill and the human possibilities it work to realize and to honor. In these poems, Claudia Keelan keeps the faith for us all.” She teaches at the University of Nevada where she is Professor of English and Creative Writing, as well as editor of Interim.