Jerry Mirskin

Retired Professor, Writing
Specialty: Poetry. Composition Theory

  • poetry
  • flash/creative non-fiction
  • composition theory
  • academic writing
  • literacy and service learning
  • Ph.D. English/Composition Theory, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1992
  • M.A. English/Creative Writing, SUNY Binghamton, 1980
  • B.A. Psychology, SUNY Fredonia, 1975
Some Publications
  • Collection of original poetry: Crepuscular Non Driveway.  Mammoth Books, 2014.
  • Poems: "Lackawanna" and "Mike" published in Seneca Review 2013.
  • Poems: "I Called My Uncle" and "No Ideas But In Things" published in Arts & Letters after being selected for first prize in Arts & Letters PRIME Poetry Prize 2013.
  • Collection of original poetry:  In Flagrante Delicto. Mammoth Books, 2008.
  • Collection of original poetry:  Picture a Gate Hanging Open and Let that Gate be the Sun. Mammoth Books, 2002. Winner of the Mammoth Books Prize for Poetry: (All titles available from publisher; email
  • Scholarly article: "Writing as a Process of Valuing." College Composition and Communication. October 1995.

  • Read a sample of Jerry's writing.
  • Read an essay about Jerry's writing.
  • For more poetry and information Go to Jerry's personal poetry website.