Michael Ryan

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Professor, English
School of Humanities

Co-Director, MFA Programs in Writing (Poetry), English
School of Humanities

Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.F.A., University of Iowa

Phone: (949) 824-8773
Fax: (949) 824-2916
Email: mryan@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
310 Humanities Instructional Building
Mail Code: 2650
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
American Literature; Creative Writing; Poetry, Poetics; Autobiography
Academic Distinctions
Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, National Book Award Finalist, Pen USA Award for Creative Nonfiction Finalist, Whiting Writers Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, Borchard Fellowship, Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, Awards from The Poetry Society of America, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and Virginia Quarterly Review, and others. Poetry Readings and Lectures at The Academy of American Poets; The Library of Congress; The Poetry Center of the 92nd St.YM-YWHA, New York City; The Writer's Voice of the West Side Y Center For The Arts, New York City; The Poetry Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; The Poetry Society of America, Los Angeles; Morning Edition, National Public Radio; Fresh Air, National Public Radio; Bookworm, KCRW, Los Angeles; The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC, New York; 20/20 (ABC News); Harbourfront, Toronto; National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City; The San Francisco State University Poetry Center; Universities of Arizona, California (Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Riverside), Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Virginia, Vermont; Boston, Brown, Harvard, Northwestern, Princeton, Syracuse Universities; Dartmouth, Kenyon, Reed, Pomona, Sarah Lawrence, Williams Colleges; and many others
Research Abstract
Michael Ryan is the director of the MFA Program in Poetry. He has been teaching creative writing and literature at UCI since 1990. He taught previously at the University of Iowa, Princeton University, the University of Virginia, and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. He has written five books of poems, an autobiography, a memoir, and a collection of essays about poetry and writing for which he has won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Lenore Marshall Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, among many other distinctions. His most recent book of poems, This Morning, was published in 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
This Morning (poems)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
New And Selected Poems
Houghton Mifflin, 2004
Baby B (memoir)
Graywolf Press, 2004
A Difficult Grace: On Poets, Poetry, and Writing (essays)
University of Georgia Press, 2000
Secret Life (autobiography)
Pantheon, 1995; Vintage paperback, 1996
God Hunger (poems)
Viking Penguin, 1989
In Winter (poems)
Holt, 1981
Threats Instead of Trees (poems)
Yale University Press, 1974
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