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Dr. Susan Holbrook

  Associate Professor

 B.A. Hons. (Victoria), M.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Calgary)

Contact

CHN Rm 2125
519 253 3000 ext. 2300
holbrook@uwindsor.ca

Teaching

Areas

  • contemporary poetry and poetics
  • Canadian Literature
  • American modernism
  • gender studies
  • creative writing

Courses

  • 1st yr: Writing About Literature (120)
  • 2nd yr: Creative Writing I (203); American Literature (270)
  • 3rd yr: Creative Writing II: Special Topics (304); Canadian Poetry (366); American Moderns (374)
  • 4th yr: Seminar in American Literature (417)
  • Graduate: Literature of the Twentieth Century (550)

Recent Publications

2016    Throaty Wipes (Coach House Books)

2015   How to Read (and Write About) Poetry (Broadview Press)

2010    "The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson: Composition as Conversation" Co-edited with    Thomas Dilworth (Oxford UP)

2009     "Joy is So Exhausting" (Coach House Press)

 

The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson: Composition as Conversation. Co-edited with Thomas Dilworth

Bio

Susan Holbrook’s poetry books are Throaty Wipes (Coach House 2016), the Trillium-nominated Joy Is So Exhausting (Coach House 2009), Good Egg Bad Seed (Nomados 2004) and misled (Red Deer 1999), which was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the Stephan G. Stephansson Award.  She teaches North American literatures and Creative Writing. With Thomas Dilworth she edited The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson: Composition as Conversation (Oxford U P, 2010). Her textbook How to Read (and Write About) Poetry was released in 2015 (Broadview).

Susan Holbrook’s teaching, research and writing is propelled by her interests in contemporary poetry and poetics, Canadian literature, American Modernism, gender studies, and creative writing.  She is poetry editor for Coach House press. She is currently working on an edition of Daphne Marlatt’s collected poetry.