Current Creative Writing Grad Students

Creative Nonfiction and Fiction MFA Students


J.R. AllenJ.R. Allen

MA, Central Michigan University
BA, Central Michigan University
hollenjr@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: fiction writing, hybrid genres, fragmented narratives, city literature, genre fiction, horror narratives, contemporary Marxism, semiotics, and pop culture rhetorics.


Dalanie BeachDalanie Beach

BA, Saint Mary's College
beachdn@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: fiction writing and creative writing; multimodal and cross-disciplinary texts; and studying the relationship between the personal lives of writers and their work. 


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 


Daniel MassettDaniel Massett

BA, Le Moyne College
massetd@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: postmodernism, surrealism, fantasy, science fiction, speculative fiction, American gothic, the Western.


Harrison MmerenuHarrison Mmerenu

BA, University of Ibadan
MA, University of Lagos
mmerenhc@miamioh.edu

Creative and Research Interests: memoirs, personal essays, experimental writing, photography, African-American literature, American literature, Third-World literature, creative nonfiction, classical literature, post-colonial theory.


Lloyd MullinsLloyd Mullins

BA, Indiana University East
mullinlb@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: novels, Russian Decembrist Revolution, 19th Century Buryat Mongol life/culture, American Civil War in the West, Indian wars, esp. Sand Creek Massacre and Nez Perce War, Johnson County War


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


Kelsey TimmermanKelsey Timmerman

BA, Miami University
timmerkw@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: globalization, agriculture, oral histories, and how writing can be used to build community


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


Sofia VoetSofia Voet

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

Creative and Research Interests:

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


Chiamaka Onu-Okpara

B.Sc, Covenant University
onuokpcv@miamioh.edu

Creative and Research Interests: palindrome poetry, black lives, magic realism, feminism, war, and experimental storytelling.


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:


Hanna LitwinowiczHanna Litwinowicz

BA, SUNY Purchase College
litwinh@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: surreal poetry, persona poetry, and the intersection of the human and natural world


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.


Diego NguyenDiego Nguyen

BS, Trinity University
nguye148@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: interlinks between myth and history with the modern, poetics of violence and persona poetry


Vanessa WestVanessa West

BA, Michigan State University
westz@MiamiOH.edu

Creative and Research Interests: relationships, intimacy, and nuance


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


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.  


 

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.