- Assistant Professor , English Department, MFA Program, Poetry
- College of Arts and Sciences
Morri Creech is the Writer in Residence at Queens University of Charlotte, where he teaches courses in both the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program and in the Low-Residency M.F.A. Program. He also coordinates the Queens English Department Visiting Writers Series. His undergraduate courses include Introduction to Creative Writing, Form and Theory of Poetry and the Intermediate and Advanced Writing of Poetry courses.
He has won a number of awards for his poetry, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Modern Poetry Foundation.
He has published widely in such journals and magazines as "Poetry," "The Sewanee Review," "The New Republic," "The New Criterion," "The Southern Review," and "The Yale Review," and his work has been included in such anthologies as Penguin/Longman's "Poetry: a Pocket Anthology" and "The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets."
Creech lives in Charlotte with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys motorcycling and eating Eastern North Carolina Barbecue.
- B.A. - English; Winthrop University
- M.A. / M.F.A. - English/Creative Writing-Poetry; McNeese State University
- Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize 2005 Waywiser Press
- Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize 2000 Kent State University
- NEA Artist's Fellowship 2007 National Endowment for the Arts