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Pia Borsheim

English Department

Pia Borsheim

Phone Numbers

540-479-7406 (V)


Personal Website


Hall Memorial Building N202B

Office Hours

T, W, Th 11 -4 via Skype. Address: live:pia.borsheim

B.A. in English Literature, Eastern Michigan University, 1979

M.A. in American Literature, Eastern Michigan University, 1981

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies (fields of qualification: English, Philosophy, Sociology), Michigan State University, 1985

I teach classes in the English Department...  creative writing, literature, etc. I also direct the writing contests (Rakow, MacDougall and Evans Awards) and I advise English majors and minors.

In addition to this I write poetry, attend and give poetry readings, and participate in several residencies and writing conferences, such as the Sewanee and Bear River Writers' Conferences, the Key West Literary Seminar and the Rivendell Residency.

GSR 102A, 210

ENG 355, 392, 399, 403, 405, 433, 435, 493

Areas of specialization: Research and Creative Writing; American, British and Women's Literatures; and the teaching of Literary Theory, including its application within an interdisciplinary framework.

English Department:

   Core English Committee

   Major/Minor Committee


   Faculty Senate, At-Large Member

   Faculty Senate, Executive Committee


   Board Member, Beth Sholom Synagogue, Fredericksburg, VA

On my website, you can see my resume, which includes a full listing of my publication history:

I present poetry readings at AWP, MLA and CCCC.

Poetry Books Published:

Moon on the Meadow: Collected Poems 1977-2007 (Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press) 2008.

Two Winters (Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press) 2011.

Mother Mail (Australia: Hermeneutic Chaos Press) 2016.

Love Poems (Cincinnati, Ohio: Cherry Grove Press) 2018.

Manuscripts currently circulating:  Notes to David (a full-length collection) 2017.

Over 300 poems published in literary journals and magazines.

Awards: Gallaudet University 2016  Faculty Award for a Distinguished Career in Scholarship


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002