Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
Department of Literature
Ph.D. (Western Michigan University) MFA (Western Michigan University) MA (University of North Texas)
Book Currently Reading
Citizen by Claudia Rankine
Originally from small-town Southeast Texas, Natalie Giarratano received her MFA and PhD in creative writing from Western Michigan University. Her first collection of poems, Leaving Clean, won the 2013 Liam Rector First Book Prize (Briery Creek Press, 2013). Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast, Isthmus Review, American Literary Review, Laurel Review, Best New Poets, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, among others. She co-edits Pilot Light, an online journal of 21st century poetics and criticism, teaches writing at American University, and lives in Northern Virginia with her partner, Zach Green, and their pup, Miles.