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James Brasfield

James Brasfield

Senior Lecturer

Room 114
224 S. Allen Street
State College, PA 16801

Mailroom: 136 Ritenour Building

University Park , PA 16802


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

Professional Bio

Ledger of Crossroads (poems), Louisiana State University Press

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

Literature-Poetry Fellowship, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

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

Pushcart Prize

Faculty Marshal, Department of Integrative Arts, College of Arts and Architecture


Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry, The University of Memphis
Senior Fulbright Professor of American Studies and Translation, Yuri Fedkovych State 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

Areas of Specialization

Creative Writing