Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Duriel Harris

Creative Writing Associate Professor

Office Address: STV 342
Office Phone: (309) 438-1401
Office Hours: M 4-5
Email: Contact Duriel Harris (dharri2)
Website: Visit Duriel Harris’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG227.06Introduction to Creative Writing M W 14:30 - 15:45STV 0410
ENG591.05Practicum (Internship) in College Teaching   
Teaching Interests:
Poetry Writing


African American Literature
Research Interests:
Improvisation and Black aesthetics, Memory and Trauma Studies, WOC Feminisms, Digital Technologies and the African Diaspora, 18th and 19th century African American Literature, Oppositional/Experimental poetics
Ph.D. English, Program for Writers, University of Illinois

M.A.   English and American Literature: Creative Writing: Poetry. New York University

B.A.   Literature. Yale University
Selected Publications:
Speleology (poetry video with Scott Rankin). 2011.

Amnesiac: Poems.
Sheep Meadow Press, 2010.

Velvet Fire! (sound recording with Douglas Ewart & Inventions). Aarawak Productions, 2009.

Drag. Minneapolis: Elixir Press, 2003.

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