Adrian Blevins

Associate Professor of English [Creative Writing]

Office: Miller Library 217 [ campus map ]
Box 5250

Phone: 207-859-5253
Fax: 207-859-5252
Mailing Address:
5250 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8852
Office Hours:
T, TH and by appointment
Blevins, Adrian


MFA, Poetry, Warren Wilson College, 2002.

MA, Fiction, Hollins University, 1990.

BA, English, Virginia Intermont College, 1986.

Areas of Expertise

  • Writing Poems, Writing Essays, American Prose Style
  • Contemporary American Poetry
  • Teaching Creative Writing
  • Southern Literature

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
EN115K AEnglish Composition: Writers on Writing
EN279 APoetry Writing I
EN279 BPoetry Writing I
EN379 APoetry Writing II
EN479 AAdvanced Studies in Poetry
EN479J AAdvanced Studies in Poetry

Other Courses Taught

CourseCourse Title
Great Writers Sentence By Sentence

Professional Information

Adrian Blevins is the author of Live from the Homesick Jamboree (Wesleyan University Press, 2009), The Brass Girl Brouhaha (Ausable Press, 2003), and two chapbooks, The Man Who Went out for Cigarettes (Bright Hill Press, 1996) and Bloodline (Hollyridge Press, 2012). She is the recipient of many awards and honors including a Kate Tufts Discovery Award for The Brass Girl Brouhaha, a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Foundation Award, a Bright Hill Press Chapbook Award, and, more recently, a pushcart prize, a Cohen Award from Ploughshares and a Zone 3 Poetry Award. A collection of essays she edited with Karen McElmurray—Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia—is forthcoming from Ohio University Press in 2015. New poems are forthcoming or have been recently published in American Poetry Review, North American Review, Florida Review, and Zocolo Public Square. Blevins's work is also being included in Best Creative Nonfiction of the South, forthcoming from Texas Review Press in 2015.

Current Research


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