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 (forthcoming from McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House in spring 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.


Fall 2019 Courses

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