Caitlin Pryor, Ph.D. | Department of English

Caitlin Pryor, Ph.D.

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Dr. Caitlin Pryor specializes in poetry writing. She teaches composition, creative writing, and literature courses. Her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Cold Mountain Review, Redivider, Nimrod, The Mississippi Review, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of The Mississippi Review Prize, The Ron McFarland Prize for Poetry, and an Avery Hopwood Award. Her current project is a book of poems titled Vanishing Act, which faithfully illuminates the collapsed structures of family life in the shadow of Detroit. The poems in this collection are distinctly American, but because there is no true royalty in America, the nation's great cultural and economic institutions--television, music, film, magazines, and big business--take the place of the castle (the book's emblem) while Michael Jackson ultimately rises as the commanding dead king whose passing prompts contemplation of the viability of popular culture, family, history, and geography.

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