Gretchen Pratt

Gretchen Pratt
Lecturer | First-Year Writing
Cameron 107


  •  M.F.A. Purdue University, 2007
  •  B.A. College of Charleston, 2003

Areas of Interest

  • Creative Writing
  • Contemporary American Poetry
  • American Literature
  • Rhetoric and Composition

Selected Publications and Presentations


One Island. Anhinga Press, 2011.  Anhinga Prize for Poetry (2009)

Individual Poems:

“To my father on the anniversary of his death.” Best American Poetry 2011, Simon & Schuster (2011)

“One Island.” The Southern Review 46.3 (Summer 2010)

“Everything the color of ferns.” Gettysburg Review 23.1 (Spring 2010)

“Church by the Sea.” Gettysburg Review 23.1 (Spring 2010)

“Secret Kingdom of the Swifts.” Witness (January 2010)

“Road Rising Into Deep Grass.” Best New Poets 2009, University of Virginia Press (October 2009).

-Previously published in Boston Review 34.4 (July/August 2009)

“Not even rustles from your red dress, rustles.” Iowa Review 38:3 (December 2008)

“Arachne.”  The Southern Review 44:1 (Winter 2008)

“Black Baldwin Grand.”  The Southwest Review 93:1 (January 2008)

"Heart of Hearts." Smartish Pace vol. 20 (Spring 2013).
 “With an Old Oar, Light Turning the Fog.” Alaska Quarterly Review vol. 29 (3&4, Fall & Winter 2012) 
“Vertigo,” Fairy Tale Review (The Grey Issue, Spring 2012) 

Awards and acknowledgements

- Winner of The Southwest Review’s 2007 Morton Marr Poetry Prize

- Featured on Poetry Daily (March 15, 2008).

Courses Taught

  • UWRT 1101 Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I
  • UWRT 1102 Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts II
  • UWRT 1103 Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I & II

Professional Appointments

  •  University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, Adjunct Instructor (2008-2011), Lecturer (2011-present)
  •  Wingate University, Wingate, NC, Adjunct Instructor (2009-2011)
  •  Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, Adjunct Instructor (2008)
  •  Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Graduate Instructor (2004-2007), Adjunct Instructor (2007-2008)
  • Purdue University Writing Lab, West Lafayette, IN, Tutor (2006-2007)
First-Year Writing