Elma Stuckey Liberal Arts & Sciences Emerging Poet-in-Residence
As a two-year rotating appointment, the English Department welcomes the Elma Stuckey Liberal Arts & Sciences Emerging Poet-in-Residence, a poet from an underrepresented community and/or one who brings diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to his or her writing and teaching. The Elma Stuckey Liberal Arts & Sciences Emerging Poet-in-Residence teaches two courses per semester, gives a public reading, and often supervises a small number of graduate theses. The position is named for Elma Stuckey, author of The Big Gate (1976) and The Collected Poems of Elma Stuckey (1987), who was born in Memphis and lived in Chicago for more than 40 years.
2011-2013 Elma Stuckey Liberal Arts and Sciences Emerging Poet-in-Residence:
CM Burroughs has been awarded fellowships and grants from organizations including Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Cave Canem, Callaloo Writers Workshop and the University of Pittsburgh. She has received commissions from the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Warhol Museum to create poetry in response to art installations. A graduate of Sweet Briar College and the MFA program at the University of Pittsburgh, she lives in Chicago where she is the Elma Stuckey Poet-in-Residence at Columbia College. Her poem “Artist’s Delight” was published as a broadside in 2008 for Pennsylvania’s Public Poetry Project, and appeared in Tuesday; An Art Project. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her poetry has appeared in journals including Ploughshares, Callaloo, jubilat, VOLT, Bat City Review, La Fovea, and Eleven Eleven. CM's first book, The Vital System, will be published by Tupelo Press and released in 2012.
Past Elma Stuckey Liberal Arts and Sciences Emerging Poets-in-Residence:
2010-2011 2009-2010 2008-2009
Jaswinder Bolina Sandra Lim John Murillo