Eric Ekstrand

Mr. Eric Ekstrand

Assistant Teaching Professor

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Office: ZSR 426 F

Phone: (336) 758-4933



MFA, University of Houston

BA, Wake Forest University

Areas of Interest

Creative Writing

The Art of Literary Publishing and Editing

Rhetoric and Composition

Contemporary American Poetry

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

WRI 111-“Writing Through Evil”

WRI 111-“How To Survive in Your Native Land: Culture, Status and School”

WRI 111-“Writing as a Contemplative Practice”

WRI 212-“The Art of the Literary Essay”

CRW 285-“Poetry Workshop”

Selected Publications

Laodicea. Richmond: Omnidawn, 2015.

“The Snake, In Medieval Emblem, Eats Its Tail, Then Eats Its Mouth” ; “Corded, Metaled, Laurelled”; “Laodicea” ; “Janus.” Oversound. Fall, 2014. No. 1.

 “It Is Crucial To Be Able To Spot One.” jubilat. Fall 2010. No. 18.

 “Plumblossom [Like my burned –up mom and dad]” ; “Plumblossom [To be a tree in the style of a man]” ; “Plumblossom [The dead can’t mourn themselves]” ; “Cherryblossom [When there is a moment, in a moment leave it behind]” ; “Cherryblossom [The artless radish my heart].” Bat City Review. Spring, 2010. No. 6.

 “Plumblossom [The spine is a slide of human marvels]” ; “Plumblossom [Out here in the desert].” Poetry. November, 2009. Vol.CXCV, No. 2. 

“Applebough [In October, I have the often unrealized sense].” Indiana Review. Summer, 2009. Vol. XXXI, No. 1.

“Appleblossom [I can see the horse twitch].” Black Warrior Review. Spring 2009, Vol. XXXV,   No. 2.

“Appleblossom [When history turns soldiers into battles]” ; “Appleblossom [Difficult shacks of Kushiro]” ;“Appleblossom   [Clamber out of the morning river]” ; “Appleblossom [Basho, with your grass pillow]” ; “Appleblossom [I have a need to   ventilate].” Poetry. October, 2008. Vol. CXCIII, No. 1.

Additional Professional Information

Curriculum Vitae


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