Caryl Ann Pagel
 Title: Associate Professor
Director, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
 Dept: English
 Office: RT 1839
 Phone: 216-687-2177
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1839, Cleveland, OH 44115

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MFA, Poetry, Iowa Writers' Workshop
MFA, Creative Writing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
B.A., English (Creative Writing), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Brief Bio:
Caryl Pagel is the author of the forthcoming prose collection Out of Nowhere Into Nothing (FC2, fall 2020) and two collections of poetry, Twice Told (University of Akron Press, reprint, 2019) and Experiments I Should Like Tried at My Own Death (Factory Hollow Press, 2012) as well as three chapbooks: Paul Reveres (Essay Press, 2015), Mausoleum (WinterRed Press, 2013), and Visions, Crisis Apparitions, and Other Exceptional Experiences (Factory Hollow Press, 2008).

Her poetry and prose have appeared in AGNI, Brick, Conduit, The Rupture (The Collagist), Entropy, The Iowa Review, The Mississippi Review, New American Writing, and The Paris Review, among other journals and her poems have been featured on Verse Daily, Poetry Daily, and the Academy of American Poets poem-a-day series. She is the recipient of grants and residencies from Cleveland State University, the Headlands Center for the Arts, The Hermitage Artist Retreat, and the Ohio Arts Council.

Pagel is the co-founder and editor of Rescue Press, a poetry editor at jubilat, and the Director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. She teaches undergraduate classes in creative writing at Cleveland State as well graduate poetry and nonfiction classes in the NEOMFA Program in eastern Ohio.
Honors and Awards:
The Hermitage Arts Center, poetry, 2018.
Faculty Scholarship Initiative Award, Cleveland State University, poetry, 2018.
Headlands Center for the Arts, nonfiction, 2017.
Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, nonfiction, 2016.
Faculty Scholarship Initiative Award, Cleveland State University, nonfiction, 2015.
Teaching Areas:
MFA Craft & Theory: Ways of Seeing, Ekphrastic Nonfiction
MFA Nonfiction Workshop: Pieces of the Whole
MFA Craft & Theory: Ecopoetics, Connection, Compost, Deep Time, Unconformity, & Heat
MFA Poetry Workshop: Sound's Sense & Nonsense
MFA Internship
MFA Craft & Theory: A Gothic Philosophy: Visions, Elegies, Wars, and Underworlds
MFA Poetry Workshop: Invisible Architecture
MFA Literature: "I Have Looked Diligently At My Own Mind": Roots of the Contemporary Essay
MFA Craft & Theory: Documentary Poetry & Poetics