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Vanessa Stauffer

134 O'Dowd Hall

Special Lecturer


MFA in poetry (University of Houston, 2004)
Ph.D. in creative writing and literature (University of Houston, 2008)


American literature (post-1865)
Creative writing


Barrow Street
, Summer 2002, “Geography” (poem):

Beloit Poetry Journal, Vol. 53 #3, “ from Chiaroscuro” (poems):

Brilliant Corners, Vol. 5 #1, “Echo” (poem)

Brilliant Corners, Vol. 5 #2, “Faith” and “Mercy” (poems)

The Canary, Vol. 1 #2, “Cobalt” (poem)

Copper Nickel, Vol. 18, "Heaven" (poem)

Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 6 #1, “Opening the Hudson” (poem)

Gulf Coast Review, vol. 16 #1, “An Interview with Rick Barot” (interview)

High Plains Literary Review, Vol. 15 #2, “WQPR’s Sunday Jazz Hour,” “Smoke”    (poems)

North American Review, March-April 2002, “Colour Beginning” (poem)

Cosmology, a chapbook of poems, is forthcoming from dancing girl press.