Sue Standing

Professor of English, Writer in Residence; Coordinator of Creative Writing and Literature


Meneely 314

(508) 286-3608

(508) 285-8263


Main Interests

Contemporary poetry and poetics
Contemporary fiction
African literature & film

Other Interests

Artistic collaboration: visual/verbal, verbal/musical
Literary translation
Women’s literature
European and Latin American literature
Indian literature


A.B., Oberlin College
M.A., Boston University

Research Interests

African literature

Teaching Interests

Creative Writing
African literature



False Horizon(2003), poems, Four Way Books

Gravida (1995), poems, Four Way Books (selected by
Robert Pinsky for the Four Way Books Award Series in Poetry)

Deception Pass (1984), poems, Alice James Books

Amphibious Weather (1981), poems, Zephyr Press

Artistic collaborations

The Cape Split Cycle (1998), poems and monotypes, collaboration with artist Katherine Kadish, exhibition catalog, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Poems and fiction in journals

Work has appeared recently in AgniThe American ScholarThe Atlantic MonthlyDenver Quarterly,The Iowa ReviewOrionPloughshares, and Southwest Review

Articles and essays

“Language as Mosaic: Memory and Cultural Representation in the Writing of Julia Alvarez, Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, and Maria Infante” (2001), in Profils Americains, #13, Universite Paul-Valery, Montpellier, France.

“In Jo’s Garrett: Little Women and the Space of Imagination” (1999), in Little Women and the Feminist Imagination, eds. Alberghene and Clark, Garland Publishing.

“New Literature from Zimbabwe” (1998), essay and edited selection, in Compost Magazine #9.

Student Projects

Honors projects in creative writing
Independent studies in creative writing and literature
Collaborative projects in writing and visual art