Dr. Robert D. Schultz

John P. Fishwick Professor of English
Department: English
Office: 215 Miller Hall
Phone: 375-2365



B.A., Luther College

M.F.A., M.A., and Ph.D., Cornell University

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Research & Teaching Interests:

Creative Writing - Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction; Classical Greece; Literary Modernism; American Literature; Contemporary Literature; Film

Scholarly Activities:

Publications include a novel, The Madhouse Nudes (Simon & Schuster, 1997 and 2008); two collections of poetry, Winter in Eden (Loess Hills Books, 1997) and Vein Along the Fault (The Laueroc Press, 1979); the nonfiction We Were Pirates: A Torpedoman's Pacific War (Naval Institute Press, 2009); short stories and memoir essays; essays on poetics; articles on Modern and comtemporary American poets, including Ezra Pound and Gary Snyder; and numerous reviews of contemporary American poetry.


Baseball, Flyfishing


We Were Pirates: A Torpedoman's Pacific War (nonfiction)
The Madhouse Nudes (a novel)
Winter in Eden (poems)
Vein Along the Fault (poems)
for information on works in progress visit www.robertschultz.us

Recent Publications:

The poem "Choeung Ek" is anthologized in Villanelle_ by Everyman Library in its Pocket Poetry series. A gallery of new poems by Robert Schultz and works by Vietnamese-American artist Binh Danh appear in the Winter 2009 issue of _The Virginia Quarterly Review_. More new poems from _The Scent of Mint_, a work in progress, are in _Subtropics_ , _The Northwest Review_,_Diode, and on the website of Scribners' Best American Poetry anthology. For updates and public events, visit www.robertschultz.us


National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Fiction; The Virginia Quarterly Review Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry; Cornell University Corson-Bishop Poetry Prize; Yale Younger Poets Prize, Finalist; Academy of American Poets Walt Whitman Award, Finalist; Featured Iowa Poet, Des Moines National Poetry Festival; Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Residency Fellowship; Artist-in-Residence, Luther College

Available as a Media resource for the following topics:

contemporary poetry, fiction, film

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on:

contemporary poetry, fiction, film, Walt Whitman and the Civil War