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Ted Mathys, M.F.A.

Creative Writer in Residence
Assistant Professor


B.A., Carleton College, 2001
M.A.L.D., The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 2010 
M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, 2014

Research Interests

Poetry Writing, 20th-Century & Contemporary American Poetry, Nonce Forms, Ecopoetics, Screenwriting. 

Publications and Media Placements

  • Ring Cycle (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2020) 
  • Null Set (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2015) 
  • The Spoils (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2009) 
  • Forge (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2005)
Other Publications
His creative and critical writing has been featured in American Poetry Review, BOMB, Boston Review, Conjunctions, Critical Quarterly, Denver Quarterly, Fence, PBS NewsHour, Verse, and other publications. 

More information on his work is available on his personal website.

Honors and Awards

His honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Saint Louis Regional Arts Commission; the Poetry Society of America's 2013 Cecil Hemley Memorial Award; and nominations for a Pushcart Prize and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  

Community Work and Service

He serves on the Board of Directors for the Saint Louis Poetry Center and curates the 100 Boots Poetry Series at Pulitzer Arts Foundation.