Faculty & Staff

Wyatt Prunty

Carlton Professor of English and Director of the Sewanee Writers' Conference
B.A., The University of the South; M.A., The Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University

wprunty@sewanee.edu

Wyatt Prunty is the author of nine collections of poetry. His first, Domestic of the Outer Banks, appeared in 1980. The Times BetweenWhat Women Know, What Men BelieveBalance as BeliefThe Run of the HouseSince the Noon Mail StoppedUnarmed and Dangerous: New and Selected PoemsThe Lover’s Guide to Trapping; and Couldn’t Prove, Had to Promise have subsequently been published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. His critical work, “Fallen from the Symboled World”: Precedents for the New Formalism, is available from Oxford University Press. Editor of Sewanee Writers on Writing (LSU Press), he has also served as general editor of the Sewanee Writers’ Series and currently serves as editor of The Johns Hopkins Poetry and Fiction Series. He has taught at The Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, Louisiana State University, Washington and Lee University, and Sewanee, where he is the Ogden P. Carlton Professor of Literature. He is a recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Johns Hopkins, and Brown Foundation fellowships. He has served as Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He is the Founding Director of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Tennessee Williams Fellowship program, and he is the Editor of the Johns Hopkins Poetry and Fiction Series.