Poetry Professor with Dr. Christopher Bursk
Chris Bursk, recipient of NEA, Guggenheim, and Pew Fellowships,
is the author of nine books., most recently Cell Count with
Texas Tech University Press, Ovid at Fifteen from New Issues
Improbable Swervings of Atoms from University of Pittsburgh
Press and The
First Inhabitants of Arcadia from the University of Arkansas
Press. In addition to working as a volunteer for three decades
in the corrections system, with those on probation and parole,
he teaches at Bucks County Community College. His work has appeared
in magazines such as Paris Review, American Poetry Review, Poetry,
Manhattan Review, and The Sun. His poem, "Ovid at Fifteen,"
won the Another Chicago Magazine Award, judged by Robert Dana,
and in the Spring of 2002, his chapbook, Working the Stacks
was published by Bacchae Press. In 2004 he won the Donald Hall
Poetry Prize from AWP, the Milton Kessler Prize, and the 49th
Parallel Award from Bellingham Review, as well as the New Letters
Prize in Poetry. His The Infatuations and Infidelities of Pronouns
won the Bright Hill Chapbook competition and is due out in Spring.
He is most importantly the grandfather of six.