Assistant Professor, English and Mellon ACM Faculty Fellow
Poetry, politics of poetic form, Asian American poetries, creative nonfiction, intergenerational memory, literary citizenship.

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Michael Prior is the author of Burning Province (published in the spring of 2020) and Model Disciple. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in The New Republic, POETRYNarrative, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day series, Poetry Northwest, the Asian American Writers Workshop’s The Margins, Verse DailyAmbit, and the PN Review, among other magazines and anthologies. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Michael is currently at work on a third collection of poems and a book of essays.


2021-2022 Academic Year 

  • Professor Prior will be a New York Public Library Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year.
B.A. in English Literature from the University of British Columbia
M.A. in English Literature from the University of Toronto
M.F.A. in Poetry from Cornell University.