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Alice Fulton

Ann S. Bowers Professor of English

Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 278


Alice Fulton is the author of eight books, including The Nightingales of Troy, a collection of linked stories (W.W. Norton, 2008) and Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems (W.W. Norton, 2004). She has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, NEA, Guggenheim Foundation, Ingram Merrill Foundation, Michigan Society of Fellows, and Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her book Felt (W.W. Norton) was awarded the 2002 Bobbitt Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress. Her other poetry books include Sensual Math, Powers of Congress, Palladium, and Dance Script With Electric Ballerina. An essay collection, Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good Strangeness of Poetry, was published by Graywolf Press. Fulton’s poems have been set by composers William Bolcom, Anthony Cornicello, Joseph Klein, and Enid Sutherland, among others. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in The Best American Poetry, The Best American Short Stories, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. She has taught at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, University of California, Berkeley, and UCLA, among other institutions.


    • English

    Graduate Fields

    • Creative Writing
    • English Language and Literature


    • The reading and writing of poetry
    • Short fiction
    • Critical writing
    • Postmodernism
    • 20th century American poetry
    • Feminist theory
    • Emily Dickinson
    • Poetics and science
    • Contemporary poetry