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Averill Curdy

Professor of Instruction

Ph.D. University of Missouri


Averill Curdy earned an M.F.A. at the University of Houston and her Ph.D. at the University of Missouri. She is the co-editor of the Longman Anthology of Poetry (December, 2005), and her poems and translations have appeared in PoetryThe Paris ReviewPartisan ReviewSlateWestern Humanities Review, and Prairie Schooner, among others. She teaches poetry, and was the 2005 recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation fellowship for emerging women writers, of a Pushcart Prize in 2006, and of both a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Fellowship in Poetry from the Illinois Council for the Arts in 2007.


Creative Writing, Poetry & Poetics


Song and Error
Song and Error (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013)