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Shara  McCallum

Shara McCallum

Liberal Arts Professor of English

214 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Office Hours:

  • Fall 2019:
  • T&TH 9:30-10:30 am, by appointment


  1. PhD, Binghamton University, 1999
  2. MFA, University of Maryland, 1996
  3. BA, University of Miami, 1994

Professional Bio

Originally from Jamaica, Shara McCallum is the author of five books of poetry, published in the US and UK: Madwoman, The Face of Water: New and Selected Poems, This Strange Land, Song of Thieves, and The Water Between Us. Her poems have appeared in literary magazines, anthologies, and textbooks in the US, UK and other parts of Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Israel and have been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian, Dutch, and Turkish. Her personal essays appear regularly in print and online. Recognition for her writing includes theĀ  2018 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature Poetry Prize, the 2018 Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize, a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for Poetry, and other awards. From 2003-2017 she was the Director of the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University.

Areas of Specialization

Creative Writing