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Colleen Abel, Assistant Professor of English

Office: 3811 - Coleman Hall
Email: crabel@eiu.edu
Website: http://www.colleenabel.com

Fall 2021 office hours (all virtual via Microsoft Teams): Mondays 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Tuesdays 9:00-10:00 a.m.; Thursdays 5-6 p.m. 

Colleen Abel is a Chicago-area native. Her debut collection of poems, Remake, won the 2015 Editors Prize from Unicorn Press and was published in 2017. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Housewifery (dancing girl press, 2013) and Deviants, which won Sundress Publications' 2016 Chapbook Prize. A former Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow at UW-Madison's Institute for Creative Writing, as well as a recent Tulsa Artist Fellow (2017-2018), Abel has also held fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, KHN Center for the Arts, and Wassard Elea in southern Italy.

 


Frequently Taught Courses

Intermediate Poetry, Advanced Poetry, Professional Editing, Comp II

 

 

Education

 

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

 

MA, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL  

 

MFA, Program for Writers, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC         

     

BA, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

 

 

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Selected Publications

Books:

Remake. Unicorn Press. 2017.

 

Chapbooks:

Deviants. Sundress Publications. 2016.

Housewifery. dancing girl press. 2013.

 

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Department of English

600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2428
Fax: (217) 581-7209
arvietto@eiu.edu


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