Fred Marchant, PhD

Department of English
Director, Creative Writing and The Poetry Center

Phone: 617-573-8053
Fax: 617-305-1744
Office: Archer Building, Rm. 102


  • PhD, University of Chicago
  • MA, University of Chicago
  • BA, Brown University

Research Interests

  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • Poetics
  • The Lyric Genre
  • Twentieth Century Literature
  • The Vietnam War
  • Contemporary Vietnamese Literature
  • Contemporary Irish Poetry
  • The Pedagogy of Creative Writing


Tipping Point (poems), Winner of the 1993 Washington Prize

Full Moon Boat (poems)

House on Water, House in Air (poems)

From a Corner of My Yard (poems in translation) by Tran Dang Khoa, co-translated with Nguyen Ba Chung

William Stafford: The Early Years (edited volume of heretofore unpublished work), forthcoming 2008

Essays and poetry in journals, ranging from AGNI and Ploughshares to New American Writing and Irish Pages

Scholarly and Artistic Activities
Director of the Suffolk University Poetry Center

Teaching Associate of The William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences at UMass-Boston

Annual Guest Teacher at The Veterans Writing Group, organized by Maxine Hong Kingston, Sesbastopol, CA

Workshop teacher in The Colrain Poetry Workshops

Teaching Fellow, The Frost Place, upcoming

Presentation upcoming at the Associated Writing Programs conference in Atlanta, GA. Presentation on “Literary Start-ups: The Suffolk University Poetry Center.”

Presentation upcoming at Thousands of Intricate Steps: A Conference on Artistic and Spiritual Responses to War and Peace at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. Lecture on “The Poetics of Pacifism.”

Courses Taught

ENG 101, 102 - Composition Courses
ENG 213, 214, 215, 216 - Survey Courses
ENG 364, 365 - Modern and Contemporary American Poetry
ENG 375, 475 - Poetry Workshops I and II
ENG 486 - The Viet Nam War in History, Literature, Film
Upcoming Honors Seminar - American Poetry of the Mid-Twentieth Century