Gregory Donovan

Gregory Donovan, PhD


(804) 828-4468

Anderson House, 913 W. Franklin St., room 302A

Creative Writing


  • PhD SUNY/Binghamton
  • MA University of Utah
  • BA University of Missouri

Research Interests

  • Creative writing
  • Modernist and contemporary American and British literature
  • Translation

Select Publications

  • “Night Train for the Bardo of Auvers” and “Instructions for the Labyrinth.” TriQuarterly, Issue 147 (Winter/Spring 2015). 
  • “Erasures.” 32 Poems, Issue 12.1 (Spring 2014), 25.
  • “Besides” and “The blue breath in the red branch.” Crazyhorse, Issue 83 (Spring 2013), 129–131.
  • “Night Hours in the Office of the Dead” and “After the Fire and the Big Bang and All That.” Copper Nickel, Issue 18 (October 2012): 29–33.
  • “Cattle Kate” and “Another Offensive Discourse on Love and Marriage, with Fireworks.” Hayden’s Ferry Review, Issue 50 (Spring/Summer 2012): 90–93.
  • “The Care and Feeding of a Dead Poet” (creative nonfiction). Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary (Syracuse University) No. 6 (2012): 41–48.


  • Torn from the Sun (poems). Los Angeles: Red Hen Press, 2015.
  • Calling His Children Home (poems). Columbia and London: U of Missouri Press, 1993.


  • Producer, A Late Style of Fire, 2016 (feature-length documentary film on the life and work of poet Larry Levis), directed by Michele Poulos, original music composed by Iron & Wine.

Invited Lectures/Readings

  • Hudson Valley Writer’s Center, Westchester, NY
  • University of Tampa, Lectores Speakers Series, Tampa, FL
  • Poets House, New York City, NY
  • University of Southern California MFA Program, Los Angeles, CA
  • Loyola Marymount College, Los Angeles, CA
  • Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice, CA
  • Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN