Lindsay Knisely

DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentOakes College,
Writing Program
AffiliationsOakes College
Office HoursSpring 2018: Thursdays 1:30-3:20pm and by appointment
Campus Mail StopEPC/Community Studies
MailOakes College 313
Santa Cruz, CA
Lindsay Knisely

Research Interests

Digital Identity Production in Youth
Establishing Ethos in Writing
Writing of Witness
African-American Literature and Literary Theory
Writng as Social Activism
Writing as Identity Development
Poetry Analysis and Interpretation
Development of Critical Consciousness

Biography, Education and Training

M.F.A. in Poetry, University of Oregon Creative Writing Program, June 2001
Concentrations: Ethos and the Construction of the Poetic Speaker, Contemporary American Poetry and Poetics, Cultural Theory
Advisors: Garrett Hongo, Pimone Triplett, and Dorianne Laux
Thesis: “Imprint,” presented June 2001

B.A. in Creative Writing, Oberlin College, May 1999
Concentrations: African-American Literature and Literary Theory, Contemporary American Women Poets, Translating Poetry
Advisors: Calvin Hernton and Martha Collins

Selected Publications

  • “Wedge.” Holmes and Rogers, ed. Not A Muse: A World Poetry Anthology. Hong Kong: Haven Books, 2009.

  • “Charleston, South Carolina.” Monson, Ander, ed. (Some From) Diagram: An Anthology of Text, Art, and Schematic. Washington, DC: Del Sol Press, 2003.

  • "Lake Ontario in Midwinter." Climate Controlled: An Electronic Anthology of Northern Literature, Spring 2002. []

  • "Charleston, South Carolina." Diagram 1.6 (2001). [] “Ashtabula.” The Oklahoma Review 1.2 (2000).

Courses Taught

Oakes College Core Course
Oakes & Rachel Carson Academic Success
Writing 2: Youth Identity in a Networked Culture
Oakes College Mentoring
Diverse Voices in Contemporary American Women's Poetry