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Dr. P. K. Richards received her Ph.D. in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University and a Master's degree in Creative Writing from Boston University. Her interests in teaching and research include poetry, the history and performance of drama, American literature, creative writing, and literary theory. She has studied at the Playwrights' Theatre in Boston and has contributed to theater and film production in Hollywood. She received a national Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, membership to Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Mu Epsilon (National Honorary Mathematical Society), and an award from The Society of Alumni of the University of Pennsylvania for poetry. She has also worked for the journals Partisan Review and The Atlantic Monthly. She is the winner of several teaching awards at Harvard, the winner of a poetry award from the Vermont Studio Center, and a Fellow from the Salzburg Global Seminar. She currently directs postgraduate studies in Creative Writing and production of Yuan Yang: A Journal of Hong Kong and International Writing. She is the Director of Moving Poetry, the Writers' Series, and the Drama Series.

 

Courses taught in 2017-18:

ENGL2085       Creative writing I
ENGL3041B     Senior colloquium in English Studies: Creative Writing, Life Writing, and Literary Studies

 

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Last updated: 21 July 2017