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Kelly Allen

Lecturer in English
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Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: May 05, 2010
Member Since: May 05, 2010

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Affiliations

Primary Affiliation:
  • University of Michigan System - Ann Arbor (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, MI, United States)

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Languages

  • English - speaking level (Superior) - reading level (Superior)

Skills & Interests

Education History

  • MFA Creative Writing, Poetry (04/1998)
    University of Michigan
  • Non-matriculated Graduate Status Creative Writing: poetry and nonfiction (05/1995)
    Vanderbilt University
  • ABD MA Pastoral Ministry (08/1991)
    Seattle University, Institute of Theology
  • BA English (06/1984)
    Seattle University

Positions

  • Lecturer II in English (04/2010 - Current) University of Michigan, Comprehensive Studies Program
  • Lecturer I in English (09/2008 - 04/2010) University of Michigan, Comprehensive Studies Program
  • Lecturer II in Great Books (09/2004 - 04/2008) University of Michigan, Classical Studies Department, Great Books Program
  • Lecturer I in Great Books (09/2002 - 04/2004) University of Michigan, Classical Studies Department, Great Books Program
  • Poet-in-Residence (Mumford High School, Detroit MI) (09/2002 - 06/2002) InsideOut Literary Arts Project
  • Lecturer I in English (09/1998 - 04/2002) University of Michigan, Dept. of English Lang. & Lit./Sweetland Writing Center

Publications

  • Allen, K. E.. (2004). Woman in a Boat. NY: Poetry Society of America.

Associations

  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs
    Member 01/2004 - Current
  • Academy of American Poets
    member 01/2004 - Current

Honors and Awards

  • Bear River Conference Scholarship (05/2010)
  • Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship (10/2004)
    National poetry competition sponsored by Poetry Society of America (PSA), manuscript entitled, "Woman in a Boat" selected by Robert Creeley. Awarded $1000 memorium, publication, and month residency at St. Vincent Millay Arts Colony.
  • Dana Award in Poetry (05/2001)
    $1000 memorium and publication of "Rapt", "Beethoven", and "Wake-robin".
  • Helen S. and John Wagner Prize (04/1998)
  • Hopwood Major Poetry Prize (04/1998)
    for manuscript entitled, "Fetish Landscape"
  • Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship (12/1996)
  • The Bain-Swiggett Prize (12/1996)
  • MFA June Rose Colby Fellowship (09/1996)
  • Bennington Summer Writing Workshops Scholarship (07/1995)
  • Academy of American Poets College Prize (01/1995)
  • Institute for Theological Studies Jesuit Community Scholarship (09/1990)

Teaching Experience

  • English 125: College Writing ( Current)
    University of Michigan - first year writing
  • SWC 100: Transition to College Writing ( Current)
    University of Michigan - non-graded college writing course
  • Great Books (Fall 2008)
    University of Michigan/Classical Studies - survey of the "classics": Homer, biblical literature, ancient Greek philosphy and drama, Dante, Augustine, etc.
  • EN 225: Argumentative Writing (Fall 2001)
    University of Michigan, Dept. of English Lang. & Lit. - principles of persuasion and argument
  • EN 240: Introduction to Poetry (Winter 1999)
    University of Michigan, English Language & Literature - introduction to poetry as literature
  • English 223 (Fall 1998)
    University of Michigan, Dept. of English Language & Literature - Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Creative Nonfiction

Presentations

  • Developing Academic Essays That Matter From Free-Writes", 02/18/2009
    I gave a workshop to a diverse group of CSP English, Math, Chemistry, and Physics instructors, introducing the free-write as an effective tool for encouraging students to develop confidence, inspiration and skill in writing.