Lindsay Knisely                                                      

Lecturer-in-Residence, Oakes College



Office: Oakes 313

Phone: 831.459.1829



M.F.A. in Poetry, University of Oregon Creative Writing Program, June 2001

Concentrations: Ethos and the Construction of the Poetic Speaker, Contemporary American Poetry and Poetics, Cultural Theory

B.A. in Creative Writing, Oberlin College, May 1999

Concentrations: African-American Literature and Literary Theory, Contemporary American Poetry and Poetics

Research interests

Establishing Ethos in Writing

Writing of Witness

Poetry Analysis and Interpretation

African-American Literature and Literary Theory

Writing as Social Activism

Writing as Identity Development

Classes taught

Three courses offered through Oakes College:

• "Values and Change in a Diverse Society," the Oakes College Core Course

• "Diverse Voices in Contemporary American Women's Poetry," offered spring quarter

• Coming soon! "Re/Presenting Identity," a writing course offered by Oakes in winter 2007

Selected publications

"Charleston, South Carolina." Monson, Ander, ed. (Some From) Diagram: An Anthology of Text, Art, and Schematic. Washington, DC: Del Sol Press, 2003.

"Lake Ontario in Midwinter." Climate Controlled: An Electronic Anthology of Northern Literature, Spring 2002. []

"Charleston, South Carolina." Diagram 1.6 (2001).                               []

"Ashtabula." The Oklahoma Review 1.2 (2000).

UC Santa Cruz - Lindsay Knisely - 22 July 2006