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Maureen McCoy

Professor Emerita

Educational Background

University of Iowa, MFA
Unversity of Denver, BA


Maureen McCoy is the author of four novels: Junebug; Walking After Midnight; Summertime; and Divining Blood. Recent short fiction has been published in Epoch Magazine and The Mississippi Review. Recent essays have been published in The Antioch Review and The Mississippi Review. Her essay "Vickie's Pour House: A Soldier's Peace" was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards, 2009. She is working on a novel and an essay collection.


  • English

Graduate Fields

  • Creative Writing


  • Teaching: Creative Writing, Fiction writing, Contemporary and modern fiction
  • Writing: novel, short-short fiction, essays
  • Research, future teaching: contemporary Scottish, Irish and Southwest U.S. Literature