Sharona Muir

Sharona Muir 


409 East Hall

Degrees and Institutions

Ph.D. Modern Thought & Literature, Stanford University, 1991
M.A. English & Creative Writing, Boston University, 1980
A.B. Comparative Literature, Princeton University, magna cum laude, 1978

Area: Creative Writing, Poetry, Fiction

Research Interests: Creative nonfiction; modern American literature; history of science; history of ideas; posthumanism; animal studies; and fabulism

Courses Taught

Graduate courses

Techniques of Poetry
Advanced Poetry Workshop
Graduate Poetry Workshop
Contemporary Poetry Seminar

Undergraduate courses

Poetry Workshops

Select Publications

Invisible Beasts: Tales of the Animals that Go Unseen Among Us . Bellevue Literary Press, 2014.

“This environmental fable—as if Where the Wild Things Are had been written by Rachel       Carson—is a lyrical field guide . . . as well as a commentary on extinction and being alive.” — O, The Oprah Magazine

"The Book of Telling:Tracing the Secrets of My Father's Lives," Random House/Schocken Books, 2005. Praised by best selling authors Alan Lightman, Diane Middlebrook, and Edmund White as "...a gripping personal memoir ... at once her own story and the tale of a nation."

"The Artificial Paradise: Science Fiction and American Reality," in the series "Studies in Literature and Science," University of Michigan Press, 1995.

"During Ceasefire," poetry, Harper & Row, 1985.

Additional publications in The New York Times, Kenyon Review,The Paris Review, The Yale Review, Parnassus, Harvard Magazine, and numerous journals.


College English Association of Ohio Nancy Dasher Book Award: The Book of Telling

The National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

The Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University

Two Ohio Arts Council Fellowships in poetry and in nonfiction.

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