Alan Britt

Lecturer

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Contact Information

PHONE
OFFICE
LA 5344

Education

University of Tampa
The Johns Hopkins University

Areas of Expertise

Poetry
Creative Writing
English Composition

Biography

Alan Britt teaches creative writing, poetry and composition. He is committed to combining multi-media, student participation, along with a little fun to enhance the learning environment in his classes.

Educated at the University of Tampa and The Johns Hopkins University, Alan has published poetry, flash fiction, essays and interviews worldwide in such publications as Agni, Bitter Oleander, Christian Science Monitor, Confrontation, English Journal, Epoch, Flint Hills Review, Gradiva (Italy), Greensboro Review, International Gallerie(India), Kansas Quarterly, Magyar Naplo (Hungary), Midwest Quarterly, Minnesota Review, New Letters, Pacific Review, Pedrada Zurda (Ecuador), Poet’s Market, Puerto del Sol, Queen’s Quarterly (Canada), Revista Solar (Mexico), Rosebud, Second Aeon (Wales), Sou’wester, Steaua (Romania), Writers’ Journal, plus the anthologies, Vapor transatlántico (Transatlantic Steamer, a bi-lingual anthology of Latin American and North American writers), Hofstra University Press/Fondo de Cultura Económica de Mexico/Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos de Peru, Fathers: Poems About Fathers,St. Martin’s Press, and Weavings 2000: The Maryland Millennial Anthology, Forest Woods Media Productions, Inc., St. Mary’s College, MD.

His recent books of poetry are Parabola Dreams (2013), Alone with the Terrible Universe (2011), Greatest Hits (2012), Hurricane (2012), Vegetable Love (2009),Vermilion (2006), Infinite Days (2003), Amnesia Tango (1998) and Bodies of Lightning (1995).

His Library of Congress interview with for The Poet and the Poem aired on Pacifica Radio in January, 2013. He presented “Modern Trends of U.S. Poetry” and read original poetry at The VII International Writers’ Festival, Val-David, Canada in May, 2013. Recent readings include the Maysles Cinema in Harlem/NYC, the World Trade Center Tribute WTC Visitors Center in Manhattan/NYC, the Wilmer Jennings Gallery in the East Village/NYC, and New Jersey City University's Ten Year 9/11 Commemoration in Jersey City, NJ. He was the Panel Chair for Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry and participating poet for the PCA/ACA conference in Boston, 2007.

He lives in Reisterstown, Maryland, with his wife, one Bouviers des Flandres, one Bichon Frise, and two formerly feral cats.

Courses Fall 2017

  • ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education
  • ENGL 283 Introduction to Creative Writing