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Best, Arthur W., MFA
English
Assistant Professor
 
Office: Writing Lab 202
Office Phone: 262-951-3071
Email: awbest@carrollu.edu
 
Education:
B.S. Drake University
M.F.A. Washington University
 
Areas of Specialization:
Poetry, creative writing, composition, videogame theory
 
Scholarly and Professional Achievements:
Books and Chapbooks

But Our Princess Is in Another Castle. Brookline: Rose Metal Press, 2013.

Drag: Twenty Short Poems about Smoking. Milwaukee: Centennial Press, 2011.

Birds of Wisconsin. Moorhead, Minn.: New Rivers Press, Fall 2010.

State Sonnets. Buffalo, NY: sunnyoutside, 2009.

Mead Lake, This. Milwaukee: Centennial Press, 2007.

Crap. Milwaukee: Centennial Press, 2005.

Poems

Recent poems have been published in Cream City Review, Mid-American Review, North American Review, Quarterly West, Denver Quarterly, Sentence, and Willow Springs, among other journals.
 
Service to Carroll University or the Profession:
Chair, Cultural Seminar Book Selection Committee,  
  2011-present.
Advisor, Century (student literary magazine), 2011-
  present
Vice President, Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets,
  2010-present.
Editor, 2010 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar.
Advisory Board, Verse Wisconsin, 2009-present.
Editor, Desperado Press, 2006-present.
Chair, Student/Faculty Ethics Committee,
  2007-2010.
 
Honors and Awards:
Seven Pushcart Prize nominations.
2010 Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Award from
  the Wisconsin Library Association for Birds of
  Wisconsin
Winner, Many Voices Project competition, 2009.
Finalist to serve as Wisconsin's Poet Laureate,
   2008.
Featured Artist, Cream City Review,
   Spring 2007 (31.1).
 
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