Visiting Assistant Professor, English
Contemporary Poetry & Poetics, Personal Essay, Short Fiction

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Aurora Masum-Javed is a poet and educator. A former public school teacher, she holds an MFA from Cornell University, where she also taught courses in creative non-fiction, short story, poetry, and composition. Her work can be found in various journals including Nimrod, Black Warrior Review, Aster(ix), Winter Tangerine, and Frontier. She has received fellowships from places such as the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, Kundiman, and Callaloo among others. A recent Philip Roth Resident and Hub City Writer in Residence, she is currently working on her first collection of poems.

Areas of Study

  • Contemporary Poetry & Poetics
  • Personal Essay
  • Short Fiction

2022-2023 Courses

  • ENGL 150-03 Introduction to Creative Writing (Fall 2022)
  • ENGL 294-02 Crafts of Writing: Poetic Memory (Fall 2022)
  • ENGL 294-05 Crafts of Writing: Building Poetic Worlds (Fall 2022)
  • ENGL 150-04 Introduction to Creative Writing (Spring 2023)
  • ENGL 280 Crafts of Writing: Poetry (Spring 2023)