Current Creative Writing Grad Students

Creative Nonfiction and Fiction MFA Students


Laura Gaddis

MS, Loyola College
BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison
gaddislk@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: creative nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, braided essays


Rachel Giesel Grimm

BA, Allegheny College
gieselre@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: novel writing, short fiction, identity literature, feminism, magical realism, hybrid forms, experimental storytelling


Madison Krob

BFA, Chatham College
krobmm@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: digital humanities, constructed realities, interactive & immersive mediums, accessible and engaged pedagogy, landscapes of rurality & identity, virtual media and the space of storytelling 


Chris Murphy

BA, Lafayette College
murph109@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: the short story, war writing, medical humanities


Frenci Nguyen

BA, University of North Texas
nguyenfm@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: hermit crab essays, cultural identity, cultural diaspora, LGBT studies/issues, personal narrative essays, and memoirs


Brianna Verdugo-Chow

MA, California State University
BA, California State University 
verdugb@MiamiOH.edu 

Creative and Research Interests: ghosts, ghouls, and goblins; Karl Marx and the devil


AZ Zahoor

BA, Forman Christian College
zahoora@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: narrative stylistics; prose poem; rhetoric of fiction; poetics of Charles Baudelaire

Poetry MFA Students


Sara Baxter

MA, Indiana University East 
BA, Indiana University East 
baxters@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: 20th-century American poets and the New York School of Poetry


Ariel Clark-Semyck

BA, University of Notre Dame
semyckac@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: gurlesque and confessional poetry, gender studies, therapeutic writing, performance writing, camp, and parody


Nathan Hoil

BA, University of Iowa
hoiln@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests:


Jack Nachmanovitch

BA, Pratt
nachmaj@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: Poetries of excess, overflow, estrangement, new and old. Surreal writing. Experimental writing. Post-conceptual writing. Evolution, geology, cosmogony. Feedback loops between micro and macro.


Low Residency MFA Students: Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry


Kari ArnettKari Arnett

BS, Manchester University
arnettkn@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: literary fantasy, young adult fantasy, poetry, creative nonfiction, technical writing, and digital marketing


Luke DurlingLuke Durling

BA,Siena Heights University
durlinlh@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: poetry, pop culture, animation, integration of pop culture into poetry, normalization and recognition of fan-based writings and pop culture inspired pieces, free verse, confessional poetry, parody, poetry regarding disabled and/on underprivileged perspectives.


Kim GrierKim Grier

BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
grierkc2@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: literary fiction, exploring dysfunctional family relationships, creative nonfiction, science, medicine, and hospice, and anything associated with the way society relates to death.  


Bing Hinton

MD, Medical University of South Carolina
BA, Bucknell University
hintonr2@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: creative nonfiction, memoir, hybrid forms, narrative approaches


Andy Lindenfeld

BS, Miami University
lindena2@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: personal essays, literary journalism, fiction; particular interest in worldbuilding, discussing and unpacking mental health issues, and writing fantasy and science fiction (esp. for tabletop games)


Roy Nickerson

MA, University of Pittsburgh
BA, Western Kentucky University
nickerrc@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: contemporary fiction, comedy, contemporary fantasy, speculative fiction, political-military thrillers, crime fiction, flash fiction, young adult fiction, character development, creative nonfiction


David SchererDavid Scherer

BA, The Ohio State University
scheredm@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: writing novels and screenplays that tell the journey of complicated, human characters typically in science fiction and adult high fantasy. Exploring the possibilities of interactive storytelling using video games, where the player is the protagonist.


Whitney Shupert

BA, College of Wooster
shuperwe@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests:


Sally Ziph

MLS, University of Michigan
BA, University of Wisconsin
ziphsw@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: experimental poetry, the prose poem, flash fiction; with a particular interest in humor and surrealism