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Joshua Kulseth

Joshua Kulseth


Department of English

Ph.D. Creative Writing and Comparative Literature, Texas Tech University (2023); M.F.A. in Poetry, Hunter College (2018); B.A. in English Literature, Clemson University (2014)


Research Interests
Twentieth-century English/American poetry; creative writing (poetry); world history (specifically classical/Napoleonic); ancient Greek combat sports, Irish poetry

Joshua Kulseth earned his BA in English from Clemson University, his MFA in poetry from Hunter College, and his PhD in poetry from Texas Tech University. His poems have appeared and are forthcoming in Tar River Poetry, The Emerson Review, The Worcester Review, Rappahannock Review, The Windhover, and others. His poetry manuscript, Leaving Troy, was shortlisted for the Cider Press Review Publication Competition. His other books, both co-authored works of criticism and non-fiction—Agony: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the Greeks, and W.H. Auden at Work: The Craft of Revision—are scheduled to appear in print in 2023. He learned his love of literature and teaching practices from watching his professors at Clemson, so he is immensely grateful and excited to be returning to where it all started.

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