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Janet Eldred; Janet Carey Eldred; JCM Eldred

Research Interests:
Creative Writing
Non-Fiction Writing

Office Hours Fall 2019: Mondays 2-3 and by appointment only


Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana


Areas of Specialty:

  • Creative Writing (essay, creative nonfiction; formal and narrative poetry)
  • Editing & Publishing
  • heritage studies, literacy narratives
  • Luso-American; Azorean-American


Selected Publications:
  • More Sonnets from the Portuguese (poetry, Whitepoint Press, 2016)
  • Sentimental Attachments:  Essays, Creative Nonfiction, and Other Experiments in Composition.  Heinemann, 2005. (creative nonfiction & essays)
  • "‘Just What the Muscles Grope For’" Fourth Genre 4.2 (2002): 169-73.
  • "Modern Fidelity." Fourth Genre 3.2 (2001): 55-69.
  • "Children at All Costs." Literal Latte 4.5 (1998) [Roy T. Ames Memorial Essay Award (2nd), Judge: Phillip Lopate], 8-12.
  • "The Technology of Voice." College Composition and Communication 48.3 (1997): 334-47. Reprinted as "Technology's Strange, Familiar Voices" in Passions, Pedagogies, and 21st-century Technologies.  Eds. Gail E. Hawisher & Cynthia Selfe.  Utah State University Press, 1999;  Rpt. in Literacies and Technologies: A Reader for Contemporary Writers, 1/e, by Robert P. Yagelski, Longman Publishing, July 2000.


  • Literate Zeal. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012 (hardcover); 2014 (paper). Chinese edition2018.

Current Project:

  • After the Pebble Sinks (poetry)