James Pollock, Ph.D.
Professor of English
563.588.7225 | James.Pollock@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2002
B.A., York University, 1991
M.A., University of Houston, 1994
Ph.D., University of Houston, 2001


Dr. Pollock earned a Ph.D. in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston. He teaches poetry writing, advanced poetry writing, poetry in performance, Shakespeare, Canadian literature, modern and contemporary American poetry, ancient Greek and Latin literature in translation, and sometimes the senior thesis seminar in creative writing. He is the faculty advisor for Catfish Creek: An International Undergraduate Literary Journal, which is edited by a staff of Loras College creative writing majors.

Dr. Pollock is the author of Sailing to Babylon (Able Muse Press, 2012), which was a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award in Poetry, and winner of an Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association; and You Are Here: Essays on the Art of Poetry in Canada (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2012), a finalist for the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award for a collection of essays. He is also the editor of The Essential Daryl Hine (The Porcupine’s Quill), which made The Partisan‘s list of the best books of 2015. His poetry won the 2020 Manchester Poetry Prize, the 2020 Magma Editors’ Prize, and the 2021 Guy Owen Prize from Southern Poetry Review. His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, AGNI, The Walrus, and many other journals. A new book of his poems, Durable Goods, is forthcoming in 2022 from Véhicule Press in Montreal.

Visit him online at www.jamespollock.org.

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