Karen Weyant

Karen Weyant
Joined JCC
Arts, Humanities, & Health Sciences
Primary Campus
Jamestown Campus
209 SHEL
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I am a firm believer in the power of writing.
Associate Professor of English

I am a firm believer in the power of writing. Here at Jamestown Community College, I teach a variety of writing classes where I hope students can feel empowered by improving their writing skills at all levels. While I occasionally teach literature classes, I usually focus on writing, and have taught a range of classes which focus on different styles and types of writing.

Besides teaching, I am a writer myself. I primarily write poetry, and my poems have been published in numerous publications, which are listed below. My first chapbook, "Stealing Dust," was required reading at Clarion University of Pennsylvania and Bloomsburg University. My second chapbook, "Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt," was the winner of Main Street Rag's 2011 chapbook contest.

I have been awarded with a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. I have also been honored with the President's Award for Excellence, and the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

Favorite Quote: "What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open." Muriel Rukeyser 

Degree Field of Study Institution
M.A. English Clarion University
B.A. English Literature University of Pittsburgh
Courses Taught
ENG 1510: English Composition I
ENG 1530: English Composition II
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature
ENG 2540: Creative Writing
ENG 2890: Advanced Prose Writing
Academic Interests
  • Contemporary poetry
  • Developmental writing
  • Gothic literature
  • Rhetoric and composition
  • Working-class studies
Publications and Awards
  • My poetry has been published in 5 AM, Barn Owl Review, Cave Wall, Coal Hill Review, Cold Mountain Review, Copper Nickel, Flyway, Fourth River, Harpur Palate, Lake Effect, River StyxSlipstream, Spillway, and The Tusculum Review. I also have two published chapbooks, titled: "Stealing Dust," and "Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt." When I am not teaching or writing, I blog at: www.thescrapperpoet.wordpress.com



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