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Jay Ponteri

Jay Ponteri

Assistant Professor of English
Flavia Hall
503.636.8141, ext. 7051
jponteri@marylhurst.edu

Education

MFA in Fiction Writing, Warren Wilson College
MA in English, New Mexico State University

Classes Taught

Senior Creative Writing Workshop
Contemporary Literature
Contemporary American Literature and the Rise of the Short Story
Introduction to Literary Genres
Writing Seminar II: Creative Nonfiction

About

Jay Ponteri directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Marylhurst University and show:tell, The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists. He is the founding editor of both the online literary magazine M Review and HABIT Books, a publisher of prose and poetry chapbooks. His memoir, Wedlocked, was published by Hawthorne Books in April 2013 and named as a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in winter 2014. His chapbook of short prose, Darkmouth Strikes Again was published by Future Tense Books, summer 2013.

Publications

Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking and Light Industrial Safety
Puerto Del Sol
Salamander
Seattle Review
Knee-Jerk Magazine
Tin House (interview with David Shields, summer 2010)

Awards

Finalist, Oregon Book Award, creative non-fiction category (2014)

Best American Essays 2010. Notable Essay for Listen to This, published in Salamander, Vol. 15, No. 1.

Excellence in Teaching Award, Marylhurst University (2006)

Frank Waters Fellowship, New Mexico State University (1997)

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Jay Ponteri Featured on Sugar Radio

Jay Ponteri, English faculty, will be a guest author on Sugar Radio, hosted by Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond on February 14, 2016.

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February 15, 2016

Marylhurst Transfer Day

Are you considering a bachelor's degree? Do you have college credit from other schools? Are you wondering how your college credit can transfer towa...

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February 17, 2016

A Brief Look at the History of Photography

When Edward Curtis began his epic project The North American Indian in 1900 photography was only 61 years old. How did it begin and evolve to that ...

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February 18, 2016

Marylhurst Reading Series: Sarah Manguso

Sarah Manguso will read from her most recent book, Ongoingness: The End of a Diary (Graywolf Press). Sarah Manguso's other books include The Two Ki...

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