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Dennis Etzel

College of Arts and Sciences
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Washburn University, Bachelor of Arts
Kansas State University, Master of Arts
The University of Kansas, Master of Fine Arts
Academic History

Washburn University, Lecturer, Fall 2007 - present.

Washburn University, Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2006 - Summer 2007.

  • EN 101 C, Freshman Comp
  • EN 209 A, Beginning Fiction Writing
  • EN 210 A, Mythologies In Literature
  • EN 300 K, Advanced Composition
  • EN 300 VA, Advanced Composition
  • EN 300 VB, Advanced Composition
  • EN 306 A, Advanced Poetry Writing
Scholarly Interests/Activities
Experimental/Conceptual Poetry and Poetics, Feminist Poetry and Poetics, Poetry as Survival, Political American Poetry, Ancient and Contemporary Mythology.
Service Interests/Activities

Hosts Top City Poetry Reading Series

Managing Editor for Woodley Press

TALK Scholar for Kansas Humanities Council

Bird Runner Refuge Site writing workshop co-ordinator

Poetry Editor for seveneightfive magazine.

Career Accomplishments

Poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, BlazeVOX, 3:AM, DIAGRAM, Fact-Simile, Coal City Review, Blue Island Review, and Flint Hills Review.

Honorable mention in 2011 The Collagist Chapbook Contest. 


Washburn University Student Life’s Achieving Excellence Award, Nov 2011

Victor Contoski Award in Creative Writing—Poetry, The University of Kansas, 2009 and 2010

New Voices Award, The Salina Arts and Humanities Commission, 2007

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