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Eric McHenry

Eric McHenry

Professor English
College of Arts and Sciences
Morgan Hall
Rm 113
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Beloit College, Bachelor of Arts
Boston University, Master of Arts
Academic History
Washburn University, 2009 - present.
  • EN 138 A, Kansas Literature
  • EN 206 A, Beginning Poetry Writing
  • EN 300 F, Advanced College Writing
  • EN 300 G, Advanced College Writing
  • EN 300 I, Advanced College Writing
  • EN 300 J, Advanced College Writing
  • EN 306 A, Advanced Poetry Writing
  • KS 199 A, Special Topics: Kansas Studies
Scholarly Interests/Activities
  • Organizing readings and literary events, including Brooksfest: A Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration
  • WTE mentoring
Service Interests/Activities

CAS Strategic Planning Committee

Honors Advisory Board

Alma Mater Committee

Career Accomplishments
  • Three books of poetry: Odd Evening (2016), Mommy Daddy Evan Sage (2011), and Potscrubber Lullabies (2006)
  • Editor of Peggy of the Flint Hills: A Memoir by Zula Bennington Greene, 2012
  • Poet Laureate of Kansas, 2015-2017
  • TLS Mick Imlah Poetry Prize (2nd place), 2017
  • Theodore Roethke Prize, Poetry Northwest, 2011
  • Kate Tufts Discovery Award, Claremont Graduate University, 2007
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