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Abridged Curriculum Vitae

Education

M.F.A., Creative Writing (Poetry), Cornell University

Advisory Committee: Alice Fulton, Ishion Hutchinson

 

M.A., English Literature, University of Toronto

Advisory Committee: Carmine Starnino, Richard Greene

B.A., English Literature, University of British Columbia 

Awards & Honors (Poetry)

  • Recipient, The New York Public Library Cullman Center Fellowship (2021)

  • Winner, BC & Yukon Book Prizes' Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for Burning Province (2021)

  • Shortlist, Raymond Souster Award for Burning Province (2021)

  • Winner, The Canada-Japan Literary Award for Burning Province (2021)

  • Recipient, Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship (2021)

  • Second Place, Crazyhorse Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize for "Broken Record" (2021)

  • Second Place, Sewanee Review Poetry Contest for "Palinode" (2020)

  • Recipient, Canada Council for the Arts grant (2020)

  • First Runner Up, The American Academy in Rome Prize (2020)

  • Recipient, Wallace Stegner Fellowship (declined) (2019)

  • Recipient, Canada Council for the Arts grant (2018)

  • Winner, Matrix Magazine Lit POP Award for Poetry for "Some Notes Regarding Your Immortal Soul,” “Toll,” and “The More Deceived" (2015)

  • Second Place, The Fiddlehead Bliss Carman Poetry Prize for "Hinny" (2015)

  • Winner, The Walrus Poetry Prize for "Ventriloquism for Dummies" (2014)

  • Second Place, The New Quarterly Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest for "The Fisher" (2014)

  • Winner, Magma Poetry Editors' Prize for "Lamprey" (2013)

Awards & Honors (Teaching)

  • Martin Sampson Teaching Award - Cornell University, Department of English (2019)

  • Martin Sampson Teaching Award - Cornell University, Department of English (2018)

Teaching

Assistant Professor of English and Mellon ACM Faculty Fellow, Macalester College

(2019 - present)

  • ENGL 105: Introduction to Asian American Literature 

  • ENGL 150: Introduction to Creative Writing

  • ENGL 280: Crafts of Writing (Poetry)

  • ENGL 406: Projects in Creative Writing - Majors Seminar 

  • ENGL 494: Poetry Chapbooks

  • ENGL 612: Independent Project (Poetry)

  • ENGL 642: Honors Independent Project (Poetry)

Lecturer in the Department of English, Cornell University (2016 - 2019)

  • ENGL 2880: Expository Writing (Creative Non-fiction). 2 sections

  • ENGL 2800: Introduction to Creative Writing. 4 sections 

  • ENGL 4950: Directed Studies in Creative Writing. 2 sections 

  • ENGL 1168: Cultural Studies - Art & Argument. 2 sections ​

  • ENGL 1167: Great New Books. 2 sections 

Teaching Assistant in the Department of English, Cornell University (2016)

  • ENGL 1131: Latin American History. 1 section

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Teaching Assistant in the Department of English, University of Toronto (2014 - 2015)

  • ENGL 210: Introduction to Poetry. 1 section

  • ENGL 110: Academic Writing. 1 section

Select Interviews

"Landscape as Mindscape: a Conversation with Michael Prior," by Benjamin Voigt (The Rumpus, April 2021)

"The Transmutation of Fire - an Interview with Michael Prior," by Wendy Chen (Tupelo Quarterly, July 2020)

"Michael Prior: Burning Province," by John Endo Greenway (The Bulletin, September 2020)

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