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Dr. Nick Norwood - Columbus State University

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Nick Norwood

Professor & Carson McCullers Director


Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. in English
    • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1998
    • Dissertation: The American Southwest in Literature, 1940-1960
  • Master of Arts in English
    • University of North Texas, Denton, TX, 1992
    • Dual concentration in Literature and Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
    • University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, TX, 1986


Dr. Norwood is a professor of creative writing and the director of CSU’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians. His poems have appeared in over 50 national and international journals, anthologies, and public broadcasts—including the PBS News Hour site Art Beat and on NPR’s Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. He has published three full volumes of poetry and, in collaboration with artist Erika Adams, two limited-edition, fine press books

Academic Areas

  • 20th-Century American, including Latino/Latina
  • Native American, Southern, Western, and Southwestern Literatures
  • Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
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