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College of Arts and Humanities

John Logan Pursley III

John Logan Pursley III

Principal Lecturer

Department of English
Office: 302 Strode

M.F.A. Creative Writing (Poetry), University of Alabama; B.A. English, University of Missouri-Columbia


Research Interests
Poetry, Creative Writing, 20th & 21st Century Literature

ENGL 2150 20th & 21st Century Literary, ENGL 3460 Introduction to Poetry, ENGL 3450-001 Introduction to Fiction, ENGL 4990 Literary Festival Internship

John Pursley is a Principal Lecturer at Clemson University, where he teaches introductory classes in creative writing (poetry & fiction), 20th & 21st Century Literature, and directs the Clemson Literary Festival. He also serves as an assistant poetry editor for the South Carolina Review. He is the author of the poetry collections, If You Have Ghosts, A Story without Poverty, Supposing, for Instance, Here in the Space-Time Continuum, A Conventional Weather, and When, by the Titanic. He also likes to write reviews and essays when time allows.


Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

If You Have Ghosts (Zone 3 Press)

A Story without Poverty (Stepping Stones Press)

Supposing, for Instance, Here in the Space-Time Continuum (Apprentice House Press)

A Conventional Weather (New Michigan Press)

When, by the Titanic (Portlandia Press)

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