Dr. David Craig | Franciscan University of Steubenville
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    Dr. David Craig

    Professor of English


    • Ph.D. English (Creative Writing) - Bowling Green Sate University
    • MFA English (Creative Writing) - Bowling Green State University
    • MA English - Colorado State University
    • BA English - Cleveland State University

    Professional Interests

    • Contemporary Christian poetry
    • Blue-collar Catholic poetics
    • Creative Writing pedagogy
    • Yeats & Merton

    Professional Experience

    • Lecturer - Cleveland State University
    • Lecturer - Cuyahoga CC, West and East
    • Teaching Fellow - Bowling Green State University
    • Teaching Intern - Colorado State University


    • 2006 - “Pentecost” included in Jonathan David’s choral work
    • 2006 - MERCY’S FACE included in Master Plot’s list of 500 most significant works in the history of Christendom
    • 1997 Poems recorded for the Library of Congress (UPHOLDING MYSTERY)
    • 1993 - Sewanee Fiction Writer’s Workshop invitation
    • 1991 - Pulitzer nomination poetry
    • 1986 - Devine Fellowship in Poetry, BGSU

    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    • Academy of American Poets
    • Mideastern Conference on Christianity and Literature
    • Southwestern Conference of Christianity and Literature

    Select Publications & Accomplishments

    • Poetry

    ST. FRANCIS POEMS. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2013.
    WHOSE SAINTS WE ARE. St. Simon's Island: Kaufmann, 2013.
    MARY'S HOUSE, NEW AND SELECTED POEMS. Salem: Idylls Press, 2007.
    MERCY'S FACE, NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1980-2000. Steubenville: FUS Press, 2000.



    • Fiction

    OUR LADY OF THE OUTFIELD. Oak Lawn: CMJ Publishers, 2000.THE CHEESE STANDS ALONE. Oak Lawn: CMJ Publishers, 1997.

    • Anthologies, co-edited with Dr. Janet McCann

    FRANCIS AND CLARE IN POETRY. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger, 2005
    PLACE OF PASSAGE. Ashland: Story Line Press, 2000.
    ODD ANGLES OF HEAVEN. Wheaton: Harold Shaw Publishers, 1994.

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