Clayton Michaels

Clayton Michaels

Senior Lecturer

Composition, Creative Writing, ESL

Contact Information

Office Location: Wiekamp Hall, Room DW3157
Office Phone: (574) 520-4828

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MA English, University of New Mexico
BA English, Indiana University South Bend


I received my MA in English Literature from the University of New Mexico in 2004 and I have been teaching at IU South Bend in the First-Year Writing program ever since. I received my BA in English from IU South Bend, so I am quite happy to be back and part of a department that has always very much felt like home. When I am not teaching, I spend my time writing poetry, reviews and doing what I can to support the many fine poetry journals in the small press.

Recent Publications


'icarus,' 'melancholia is a collective noun,' and 'watermark' -- Anti-
'anodyne,' 'on air,' and 'tantric' -- > kill author
'fiddler's hearth--summer, 2009' -- Tipton Poetry Journal
"caryatid" -- Writers' Bloc
"precious” – Makeout Creek #3 (Summer 2009)
“votive” – Breadcrumb Scabs #6 (June 2009)
“without edges” – LiteraryMary #1 (Winter 2009)
“untitled #20” – LiteraryMary #1 (Winter 2009)
“chokecherry” – Chiron Review # 85 (Winter 2008)
“untitled #19” – Nerve Cowboy #26 (Fall 2008)
“untitled #23” – Chiron Review #84 (Autumn 2008)
“guilty” – Slipstream #28 (Summer 2008)
“not a poem about mountains” – Free Verse #94 (2008)
“untitled #14” – Free Verse (forthcoming/early 2008)
“like a neil young song” – Nerve Cowb