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College of Arts and Sciences


Faculty and Staff

Samuel Amadon

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
E-mail: amadon@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-576-5983
Office: HUO, Room 209
Resources: English Language and Literature
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Education

PhD, University of Houston, 2012
MFA, Columbia University, 2007

Specialization

Creative Writing
Contemporary Poetry

Courses

ENGL 282    Fiction
ENGL 285    Themes in American Writing
ENGL 360    Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 464    Poetry Workshop
ENGL 601    Seminar in Verse Composition
ENGL 832    Theory of Poetry: Poet/Critic

Activities

Alan Collins Fellow in Poetry, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, 2012
Believer Poetry Book Award, 2012
Best First Book, Coldfront, 2010
Iowa Poetry Prize, 2009

Publications

   • The Hartford Book, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012
   • Like a Sea, University of Iowa Press, 2010
   • "Poem That Wants To Be the Westside Highway," "A Partial View Of the Triborough" — Poetry Magazine (Forthcoming)
   • "Poem Where the Airplane Is Torn Apart" — Denver Quarterly (Forthcoming)
   • "To Pen the Long E in Scene" — Boston Review (Forthcoming)
   • "Touring Fill" — Lana Turner, A Journal of Poetry and Opinion (2013)
   • "The Pennsylvania Station Sequence" — Driftless Review (2013) driftlessreview.org
   • "Hybrid Poets Exist" — Boston Review (2012) bostonreview.net
   • "Days of Future Dwell" — Poets.org (2012) poets.org
   • "Oh Stereo," "Erosion Studies, "On Future Reflections" — Better (2012) bettermagazine.org
   • "Tinnitus Asks a Question" — A Public Space (2012)
   • "Often, Common, Some, And Free" — Ploughshares (2012)
   • "Black Helicopters" — American Poetry Review (2012)
   • "Spy Poem" — Nonsite.org (2012) nonsite.org
   • "Tourism" — New Yorker (2012)