Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty
Robin Riley Fast's interests include American Indian literatures, poetry, women writers, and 19th century American literature. Her most recent book is The Heart as a Drum: Continuance and Resistance in American Indian Poetry (U of Michigan Press, 1999). She has also co-edited Teaching Dickinson's Poetry (MLA, 1989).
Fast has published many journal articles and book chapters, including work on the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Luci Tapahonso, Simon J. Ortiz, Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Bishop, and Carter Revard; nonfiction by John Edgar Wideman; and Thomas King's novel Green Grass, Running Water.
Office: Ansin 1209
WLP Professor Megan Marshall and the emersonWRITES program participate in the launch and unveiling of Boston as the country's first Literary Cultural District.
Michelle Bailat-Jones (MFA '05)
won the inaugral Christopher Doheny award for her novel Fog Island Mountains. The award recognizes a book-lenth work of fiction or nonfiction exploring the experience of serious illness and includes a $10,000 prize as well as publication and promotion of the book in print and audio editions.