Gretchen Pratt

Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
Assistant Teaching Professor
Cameron 107



M.F.A. Purdue University
B.A. College of Charleston

    Areas of Interest
    • Creative Writing
    • Contemporary American Poetry
    • American Literature
    • Rhetoric and Composition


    Book (Poetry)

    One Island. Anhinga Press, 2011.  Anhinga Prize for Poetry (2009)

    Poems in Anthologies

    “Born of Driftwood.” Best Small Fictions, Sonder Press (forthcoming 2019).
    “To my father on the anniversary of his death.” Best American Poetry 2011, Simon & Schuster (2011).
    “Road Rising Into Deep Grass.” Best New Poets 2009, University of Virginia Press (2009) 60-61.

    Poems in Literary Journals

    “True Abandon.” Post Road Magazine. Forthcoming Spring 2020.
    “Born of Driftwood.” Southern Review 54.3. (Summer 2018) 507-509.
    “The Men Who Stand The Highway Exits.” Gettysburg Review 31.1 (Spring 2018) 22-23.
    “Little Girl Buried in a Keg of Rum.” Ecotone 25 (Spring/Summer 2018) 82-83.
    “But For This Passage Touched By Nothing.” Beloit Poetry Journal  68.1 (Winter 2018) 13-14.
    “This is How You Must Leave.” Beloit Poetry Journal  68.1 (Winter 2018) 15-16.
    “He Walks Through Appalachia.” Fairy Tale Review 13.1 ( Spring 2017) 93-94.
    “The First Ring.” Cimarron Review 190 (Winter 2015) 63-64.
    “Poem To Be Thrown Over The Wall.” Ecotone 10.1 (Fall 2014) 149.
    “Heart of Hearts.” Smartish Pace 20 (Spring 2013) 110.
    “With an Old Oar, Light Turning the Fog.” Alaska Quarterly Review ( 2012) 257.
    “Vertigo.” Fairy Tale Review (Spring 2012) 121-122.
    “Exodus of the Skyscrapers.” Ninth Letter (Spring 2011).
    “One Island.” The Southern Review 46.3 (Summer 2010) 385-393.
    “Epithalamion.” Mid-American Review (Spring 2010).
    “Everything the color of ferns.” Gettysburg Review 23.1 (Spring 2010) 135.
    “Church by the Sea.” Gettysburg Review 23.1 (Spring 2010) 134.
    “Secret Kingdom of the Swifts.” Witness (January 2010) 189-190.
    “Autumn Poetica.” Post Road 18 (Spring 2010) 32.
    “To my father on the anniversary of his death.” Post Road 18(Spring 2010) 31.
    “Road Rising Into Deep Grass.” Boston Review 34.4 (July/August 2009) 14.
    “For any that come back.” Jacket Magazine 38 (“H.D. and the Image” feature, 2009).
    “Sappho at the Ballet.” Jacket Magazine 38 (“H.D. and the Image” feature, 2009).
    “When You Read To Me.” Jacket Magazine 38 (“H.D. and the Image” feature, 2009).
    “Saints Among the Lilies.” Indiana Review 31.1 (Summer 2009) 49-50.
    “I Try to Hear the Island Disappearing.” AGNI Online (December 2008).
    “Not even rustles from your red dress, rustles.” Iowa Review 38:3 (December 2008) 120.
    “Arachne.”  The Southern Review 44:1 (Winter 2008) 128-129.
    “Black Baldwin Grand.”  The Southwest Review 93:1 (January 2008) 60-61. 

    Awards and acknowledgements

    Winner of The Southwest Review’s 2007 Morton Marr Poetry Prize
    Featured on Poetry Daily (March 15, 2008)

    Courses Taught

    First-Year Writing (UWRT 1103/1104): Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I and II

    Professional Appointments

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, Adjunct Instructor (2008-2011), Lecturer (2011-present)
    Wingate University, Wingate, NC, Adjunct Instructor (2009-2011)
    Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, Adjunct Instructor (2008)
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Graduate Instructor (2004-2007), Adjunct Instructor (2007-2008)
    Purdue University Writing Lab, West Lafayette, IN, Tutor (2006-2007)