Faculty member's poem selected for national website

Amorak Huey, associate professor of writing, was selected for Poem of the Day by the Academy of American Poets.
Amorak Huey, associate professor of writing, was selected for Poem of the Day by the Academy of American Poets.
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Award-winning author Amorak Huey, associate professor of writing, was selected for Poem of the Day by the Academy of American Poets. 

Huey's poem, We Were All Odysseus in Those Days, was featured March 20 on poets.org.

Huey is the author of the poetry collections Ha Ha Ha Thump (Sundress Publications, 2015) and Boom Box (Sundress Publications, forthcoming in 2019), as well as the chapbooks, The Insomniac Circus (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2014), and A Map of the Farm Three Miles from the End of Happy Hollow Road (Porkbelly Press, 2016). 

His poetry and essays have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2012, The Southern ReviewBrevityPoet LoreWaxwingThe Cincinnati Review, and many other print and digital journals. 

Huey was one of 37 authors, out of a pool of 1,800, to be awarded a 2017 Creative Writing Fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). 

He is the co-author of the textbook Poetry: A Writer's Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018).

Huey teaches courses in poetry, style and nonfiction, as well as an introduction to creative writing. Since 2013, he has served as faculty advisor for Fishladder, the student journal of art and literature.