Matt Rasmussen ’98

Alumni and Faculty

Visiting Assistant Professor in English

I graduated from Gustavus the year of the tornado and am a former Peace Corps Volunteer (Papua New Guinea '99-'01). I've had poems published in Gulf Coast, Water~Stone Review, H_NGM_N, and at Poets.org. I recently received a 2014 Pushcart Prize and my first book, Black Aperture, won the 2012 Walt Whitman Award. I'm also a founding editor of Birds, LLC, a small, independent poetry press. (www.birdsllc.com)

My website

Education

B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College, M.F.A. (Poetry) Emerson College

Interests

Literature, Poetry, Writing, and Golf


Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
ENG-112Introduction to Creative Writing132015/SP, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, and 2006/FA
ENG-132World Literature II42010/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, and 2006/SP
ENG-101Read:World at Margin32012/FA, 2011/FA, and 2008/FA
ENG-105Appreciating Literature22009/SP and 2007/SP
ENG-244ST:Lit of Marginalized12015/SP
ENG-130Intro World Literature12015/SP
ENG-104Fairy Tales12015/JN
ENG-251Writing Poetry12014/FA
ENG-122American Literature II12010/SP