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 Stories, and Writing Essays
  • Contemporary American Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction
  • Teaching Creative Writing
  • The Comic Vision (in contemporary American poetry and fiction)
  • Southern Literature

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
EN279 APoetry Writing I
EN297 ASpecial Topics: Prose Poem, Flash Fiction, Lyric Essay
EN379 APoetry Writing II
EN386A AThe Mother Tongue(s): Grammar, Syntax, and Style for Writers
EN479 AAdvanced Studies in Poetry

Professional Information

Adrian Blevins Live from the Homesick Jamboree has just been released from Wesleyan University Press. Her first full-length, The Brass Girl Brouhaha , was published by Ausable Press in 2003 and won the 2004 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Blevins is also the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers Foundation Award for poetry, the Lamar York Prize for Nonfiction, and a 1996 Bright Hill Press chapbook award for The Man Who Went Out for Cigarettes . Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, North American Review, Ploughshares , and many other top literary journals.


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