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College of Liberal Arts Voices from the Gaps

Patricia Hampl

book cover of the florist's daughter by Patricia Hampl


Regents Professor

M.F.A. University of Iowa, 1970

210M Lind Hall

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Department Affiliations


Areas of Expertise

creative writing (poetry and prose); memoir and autobiography; contemporary American poetry and fiction, especially the short story and the novel

Selected Publications

The Florist’s Daughter. New York: Harcourt, 2007.

Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime. New York: Harcourt, 2006. Paperback, 2007.

The St. Paul Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Co-ed. Patricia Hampl. Introduction by Patricia Hampl. Saint Paul: Borealis Books, 2004.

I Could Tell You Stories: Sojourns in the Land of Memory. New York: W.W. Norton and Co, 1999. Paperback, 2000.

A Romantic Education. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Paperback with new afterward, 1999.

Burning Bright, anthology of sacred poetry (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). Ed. Patricia Hampl. Ballantine, 1995.

Virgin Time. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1992. Paperback, Ballantine, 1993.

Graduate Courses

Heroic Poetics
Topics in Advanced Literary Nonfiction
Reading as Writers (The Memoir)
History in a Personal Voice
Reading Across Genres

Undergraduate Courses

Contemporary American Poets
Introduction to Fiction Writing
Introduction to Creative Writing
First Person Singular