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Creative Writing

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Anthology Inclusions

  • Monticello in Mind: 50 Contemporary Poets on Jefferson, ed. Lisa Russ Spaar, University of Virginia Press, 2016


Scholarship and Conference Presentations

  • “Creative Writing in General Writing Classes:  Despite Common Core and Emphasis on STEM Education, Students Want and Need Imaginative Writing”, Creative Writing Studies Organization Conference, September 2016
  • “Advice from the Writing Center, University of Virginia Pedagogy Symposium, May 2016
  • “What Our Speech Still Disrupts” (moderator/organizer/presenter) at AWP’s Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CA, March 31, 2016
  • “Deepening Inquiry in ENWR”, University of Virginia Writing Program, March 25, 2016






  • “Bilbao,” TriQuarterly 132 (2008)
  • “Mary M.,” Five Points (Winter 2006)
  • “The Plant Hunter,” Seed Magazine (July/August 2004)

Essays and reviews:

  • "But I've Got Ovid," Virginia Quarterly Review (Summer 2016)
  • "Ancient Narrative Now," Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics 23.2 (Fall 2015)
  • "Catoptrica" Studies in Literary Imagination (Fall 2016)


On-Line Projects

Lady Freedom Among Us (poem). The University of Virginia Libraries, 1994.



  • "Loud," lead story in The Massachusetts Review, Volume 56, Issue 2, summer 2015.
  • “Puck’s Here,” The Kenyon Review, spring 2015.
  • “Zeke’s Dead,” Blackbird, spring 2013.
  • “The Prisoner,” as part of Event of the Thread, performed/published at the Park Avenue Armory, New York City (Ann Hamilton, multi-media artist), December 2012 – January 2013.
  • “Monster in the Path,” as part of Mapping the Dark (Rosamund Casey, multi-media artist), Live Arts, spring 2011.


Collections of Poems

  • How Beautiful the Beloved, Copper Canyon Press, forthcoming 2009.
  • Concerning the Book That is the Body of the Beloved, Copper Canyon Press, 2005.
  • The Caged Owl: New and Selected Poems, Copper Canyon Press, 2002.
  • Orpheus and Eurydice, Copper Canyon Press, 2000.
  • City of Salt. U of Pittsburgh, 1995.
  • New and Selected Poems. Wesleyan U P, 1988.
  • We Must Make A Kingdom of It. Wesleyan U P, 1986.



Mr. Livingood has published essays and fiction in Best New American Voices 2001, Yemassee, C-Ville, The Texas Review, and The Hollins Critic. He serves as the faculty advisor for Meridian, the semiannual literary magazine founded and edited by students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Virginia. He is also a lieutenant commander in the Coast Guard Reserve.


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