Creative Writing

September 29, 2017

UNCW Professor Mark Cox and Stuart Dischell to Read at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Oct. 12.

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Mark Cox, professor for the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and Stuart Dischell professor for the University of North Carolina Greensboro, will read at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 in Kenan Hall 1111.

Mark Cox teaches in the Department of Creative Writing at UNC-Wilmington, where he served as founding chair. His honors include a Whiting Writers' Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Oklahoma Book Award. He has received fellowships from the Kansas Arts Commission, the Vermont Council on the Arts, and the North Carolina Arts Council. His books are Barbells of the Gods, Smoulder, Thirty-Seven Years from the Stone, Natural Causes, Sorrow Bread: Poems 1984—2015 and the forthcoming Readiness.

Stuart Dischell was born in Atlantic City, NJ. He is the author of Good Hope Road, a National Poetry Series Selection, Evenings & Avenues, Dig Safe, Backwards Days and the forthcoming Children with Enemies and the pamphlets Animate Earth and Touch Monkey and the chapbook Standing on Z. His poems have appeared in The Atlantic, Agni, The New Republic, Slate, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and anthologies including Essential Poems, Hammer and Blaze, Pushcart Prize, and Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems. A recipient of awards from the NEA, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, he teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.All events are free and open to the public. A reception sponsored by the department and book signing sponsored by Pomegranate Books will follow the reading. 

For further information on UNCW’s programs and events in creative writing, please contact the Department of Creative Writing at 910.962.7063.