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Mark Spitzer, MFA

Associate Professor of Creative Writing

Thompson Hall 326

MFA, Creative Writing, Louisiana State University
M.A., English-Creative Writing, University of Colorado
B.A., English-Creative Writing, University of Minnesota


Teaching Specialties:
Poetry, creative nonfiction, editing and publishing, environmental writing and literary translation



Mark Spitzer is the author of 26+ books. He has published nonfiction fish books, memoirs, novels, poetry collections, plays, articles on creative writing pedagogy, and books of literary translation. His eco-study In Search of Monster Fish: Angling for a More Sustainable Planet is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press in 2019, as isWriting from Experience: Investigative and Discovery-Oriented Techniques for Teaching Creative Writing (Equinox Publishing Ltd. in the UK). Professor Spitzer has won both the college and university-wide award for Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity. For more information, go to