Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Kathryn Kerr

Instructional Assistant Professor

Office Address: STV 413 S
Office Phone: (309) 438-7683
Office Hours: TR 2-3
Email: Contact Kathryn Kerr (kkerr)
Website: Visit Kathryn Kerr’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Teaching Interests:
Literature and the environment
Research Interests:
Poetry and prose poetry
Creative nonfiction
Academic writers compared to non-academic writers
Irish Studies
M.F.A. Creative Writing, Southern Illinois University, 2000
M.S. Botany, Eastern Illinois University, 1984
B.A. English, Southern Illinois University, 1971
Selected Publications:

"Turtles All the Way Down" forthcoming from Finishing Line Press

"Egrets in Abundance" and "Song of Songs" to be published 2007 in ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment)

Eclipse, "Why I Pray for You, Fidel Castro" No.17, 2006

Colere, "In Ireland" No. 6, 2006

Ascent,Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2006, "Homage to Photosynthesis"

The Teacher's Voice, "What My Students Learned About Writing Fiction" Vol.1, No.4, Winter 2005

Diner, Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall/Winter 2004, "Lightning"

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