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James Harms


Curriculum Vitae


  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry
  • Modern and Contemporary American Literature
  • Poetry in translaton
  • Prosody

Courses Taught:

  • 213: Poetry Workshop
  • 213: Creative Writing: Poetry
  • 313: Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry
  • 418: Creative Writing Capstone
  • 618: Graduate Poetry Workshop
  • Special Topics: American Poetry, New York School of Poetry, Formal Poetry, The Occasional Poem


Awards & Fellowships:

  • Three Pushcart Prizes
  • Finalist (for Quarters), Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award, Binghamton University, 2001
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
  • PEN/Revson Foundation Fellowship
  • John Ciardi Fellowship, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
  • West Virginia Commission on the Arts Fellowship
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship
  • Residency Fellowship, Yaddo
  • Residency Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony

WVU Awards:

  • Sigma Tau Delta Outstanding Teacher, Department of English, West Virginia University, 2009-2010, 2003-2004.
  • Caperton Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing, 2009
  • Outstanding Researcher, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, West Virginia University 2004. 1999
  • Claude Worthington Benedum Distinguished Scholar,West Virginia University, 2000
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching/CASE West Virginia Professor of the Year, 1999
  • WVU Foundation Outstanding Teacher, West Virginia University, 1999
  • Outstanding Teacher, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, West Virgina University, 1998