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James Brasfield

James Brasfield

Senior Lecturer

-Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry, The University of Memphis

-Senior Fulbright Professor of American Studies and Translation,

National University of Chernivtsi, Ukraine

-Senior Fulbright Professor of American Literature,

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine

-Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Western Carolina University

Room 141 Ritenour Building
Mailroom: 136 Ritenour Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • Fall 2015
  • Mondays: 3:30-5:00
  • Wednesdays: 3:30-5:00
  • and by appointment


  1. MFA, Creative Writing-Poetry, Columbia University
  2. BA, English, Armstrong State University

Professional Bio

Infinite Altars (poems), Louisiana State University Press, forthcoming

Ledger of Crossroads (poems), Louisiana State University Press

The Selected Poems of Oleh Lysheha (translation), Harvard University Press

Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry, The National Endowment for the Arts

The PEN Award for Poetry in Translation

The American Association for Ukrainian Studies Prize for Translation

Literature-Poetry Fellowship, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Pushcart Prize

Areas of Specialization

Creative Writing