Peter Blair

Peter Blair

Assistant Teaching Professor
Cameron 122


Ph. D. University of Iowa
M.A. Duquesne University
M.A.T. Duquesne University
B.A. Saint Vincent College

Areas of Interest

  • Creative Writing
  • Contemporary American Poetry
  • American Literature
  • Rhetoric
  • East-West Studies
  • I am currently working on a new poetry book manuscript.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Farang (poetry), Autumn House Press, 2010
The Divine Salt (poetry), Autumn House Press, 2003
Last Heat (poetry), Word Works Press, 1999
Furnace Greens (chapbook), Defined Providence Press, 1998
A Round, Fair Distance from the Furnace (chapbook), White Eagle Coffee Store Press, 1993
Poems in Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas , Poetry East, Crazyhorse, West Branch,  and various anthologies
Readings at Wake Tech, Raleigh, NC; Clarion State University, PA; Georgetown University, DC

Selected Grants

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Poetry Fellowship Grant, 1997

Courses Taught

First-Year Writing (UWRT 1103/1104): Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I and II
ENGL 2100 Writing about Literature
ENGL 2105 Introduction to Poetry
ENGL 3300 American Literature Survey
LBST 2102 Intercultural and Global Connections: Samurais, Geishas, and Cowboys: Conflict, Violence and Love in Asian and American Cultures
AMST 3000 Work In America
AMST 3000 Coming of Age in America
AMST 3100 America in the 1920’s

Professional Appointments

UNC Charlotte since 2006