Professor Gabriel Gudding

Professor
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • Gabriel Gudding is the author of the books Literature for Nonhumans (Ahsahta, 2015), Rhode Island Notebook (Dalkey Archive Press, 2007) and A Defense of Poetry (Pitt, 2002), as well as numerous chapbooks. His essays and poems appear in such periodicals as Harper’s Magazine, The Nation, and Journal of the History of Ideas, in such anthologies as Great American Prose Poems, Best American Poetry, Best American Experimental Writing, and &Now: Best Innovative Writing. His translations from Spanish appear in anthologies such as The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry, Poems for the Millennium, and The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • My pedagogical interests range from contemporary moral philosophy (as it applies specifically to creative writing and more broadly to English Studies), experimental and hybrid creative writing (poetry, nonfiction, and essay), the theories and sociology of literary production, and the pedagogy of creative writing. I have a keen interest in teaching in prisons and have started creative writing programs in three prisons since 2000, in New York, Mississippi, and most recently in Illinois.
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Moral philosophy as it relates to literary production. Critical animal studies. Zoopoetics and ecopoetics. Nonfiction and the epistemology of literary genres. Cosmicism, philosophical pessimism, existential nihilism. Ethnoastronomy.
  • BA Interdisciplinary Social Science, Sociology
  • The Evergreen State College
  • Olympia, Washington
  • MFA Poetry - 2000
  • Cornell University
  • MA American Studies - 1997
  • Purdue University
  • Lafayette, Indiana