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Lisa M. Steinman

Kenan Professor of English and Humanities
English Department
Division of Literature and Languages

Lisa M. Steinman, who came to Reed in 1976 with an MFA and a PhD from Cornell University, has published nine books:  six books of poetry (from Ithaca House, Arrowood Books, and the University of Tampa Press) and three books about poetry (from Yale University Press, St. Martin's, and Blackwell) as well as many individual poems and articles about poetry. She is also a founder and editor of Hubbub, a poetry journal. Her work has been recognized by various granting agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation, although it was her passion for teaching that drew her to Reed College. She has taught in three of Reed's four Humanities courses and teaches a variety of English courses (including introductory poetry classes and advanced courses, especially on modernist and contemporary American poetry). She has recently lectured on the place of poetry in U.S. culture, on African-American poetry, and on the poetry of Wallace Stevens at colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.


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