1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

John T. Casteen IV

Writing Program

442 Bryan Hall

Office Hours:

MWF 12:00 - 2:00

Class Schedule:

MWF 10:00 - 10:50
MW 11:00 - 11:50
MW 2:00 - 3:15

Degrees

MFA-- Poetry, Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1996

BA, University of Virginia, 1993

 

Specialties

Academic Writing, Creative Writing

 

Books

 

Anthology Inclusions

  • Monticello in Mind: 50 Contemporary Poets on Jefferson, ed. Lisa Russ Spaar, University of Virginia Press, 2016
  • Literature and its Writers, ed. Ann Charters, St. Martin's, 2012
  • The Rumpus Poetry Anthology, ed. Brian Spears, 2012
  • The Best American Poetry 2008, ed. Charles Wright, Scribner, 2009

 

Selected Recent Poems

  • "The Punchline," Virginia Quarterly Review, Winter 2017
  • "Sex Among Equals," Fence, Winter 2016
  • "Rhythm and Blues," The Southern Review, Spring 2015
  • "Passage," Shenandoah, August 2012
  • "Nocturne: Redaction," The Paris Review, Summer 2009

 

Selected Recent Essays, Reviews, & Interdisciplinary Projects

  • "Memory / Viajar," essay-film in progress
  • "The Imaginary City," Field Notes, Spring 2015
  • "Surfacing," Offline, January 2014
  • "Midfield," The Morning News, May 2013
  • "So History Begins With Us," VQR, Fall 2013
  • "On Denis Johnson's 'The Incognito Lounge,'" Voltage Poetry, April 2013

 

Honors & Awards

  • Visiting Artist Faculty in Residence, New York University, 2009-2016
  • Mednick Fellowship, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, 2014
  • Nominated for Pushcart Prize 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Sweet Briar College Faculty Fellowship, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, 2013

 

Recent Presentations

  • Lead Panelist, "Honoring Charles Wright at 80," 2015 AWP Conference, Minneapolis, Mn.
  • Furious Flower Poetry Conference, James Madison University, 2014
  • Sweet Briar College & James Madison University Creative Writing Conference Presentations, 2009-2016