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

Spring 2024 Courses

  • ENGL 150-04 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 280-01 Crafts of Writing: Poetry and Play