Joanna Fuhrman


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Joanna Fuhrman is the author of five books of poetry, including The Year of Yellow Butterflies (Hanging Loose Press, 2015) and Pageant (Alice James Books, 2009). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The Believer, Conduit, Fence, and New American Writing, and various anthologies, including The Pushcart Prize 2011 and 365 Poems for Every Occasion (Abrams, 2015). Her essays on teaching poetry to young people appear regularly Teachers & Writers Magazine. She is currently finishing her sixth book of poetry, The Bad Witness and working on creating poetry videos. For more, visit joannafuhrman.com.

She believes teaching creative writing involves the cultivation of two somewhat contradictory impulses. She tries to encourage her students to take risks and adopt a playful attitude toward their work, but also to view their own work (and the work of their peers) analytically and critically. Most of all, she believes to be a writer is to be a reader.

Classes taught:

Advanced Poetry Writing

Poetry Writing

Introduction to Creative Writing 

Introduction to multimedia: Walking and Mapping

Download her vita here