Darin Ciccotelli, PhD

Faculty - Full-Time
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Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
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  • PhD, Literature and Creative Writing, University of Houston
  • MFA, Writing, University of Texas
  • BA, English Literature and Creative Writing, University of Central Florida
  • WRIT 101: First-Year Writing
    • Public, Private, Etc.
    • Millennials, Hipsters, and Generational Identity
    • Technology, Anger, and Silence
    • The Post-American World
  • WRIT 301: Advanced Communication Skills (ES)
    • Los Angeles and the Environment
    • Writing Orange County
  • WRIT 301: Advanced Communication Skills (Humanities)
    • Cultural Criticism and Interpretation
    • Reality Hunger
  • WRIT 301: Advanced Communication Skills (IS)
    • The New Democracy
    • Contemporary Rebellion
  • WRIT 305: Advanced Communication Skills 
    • Writing the Body
    • Writing the Apocalypse
    • The Rhetoric and Representation of 9/11
  • WRIT 315: Introduction to Creative Writing
    • Useful Ambiguity
  • Learning Cluster:
    • Writing Through Difference
    • Manufactured Landscapes
    • Rewriting Infinite Jest
  • Affect Theory 
  • American Literature (post-1865)
  • Comics and Graphic Narratives
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Creative Writing 
  • Creative Writing Pedagogy
  • David Foster Wallace
  • Literature of 9/11
  • Lyric Essay/Creative Nonfiction
  • Poetry in Translation
  • Postprocess Theory
  • “Revising ‘The Question’: Thoughts on MFA Vs NYC and the Larger Problems of Institutionalized Creative Writing.” The Writer’s Chronicle (forthcoming).

Selected Poems

  • Ciccotelli, Darin. "To Osip Mandelstam" and “Second River.” Western Humanities Review 73, no. 1 (Spring 2019): 84–86.
  • Ciccotelli, Darin. "Sand Still Rushes" and “Sparrow Hills” West Branch 89, (Winter 2019).
  • Ciccotelli, Darin. "Second River” Conduit 29, (Sweet Mobile Home: Where We Belong).
  • Ciccotelli, Darin. "Furmanove Lane." "Voronezh Notebooks." "Stone Garden." "Apollon." Hobart: Another Literary Journal, June 29, 2018.
  • Ciccotelli, Darin. "Beach Winter." "Primetime." "Inside the Summer is Something Clean." New Orleans Review 15, (March 2016).
  • Ciccotelli, Darin. “Honeysuckle." “Apposition.” “Spam.” Conjunctions 26, (January 2016).
  • Ciccotelli, Darin. "Night Dissolving in Whatever It Is I Look at." Crazyhorse 90, (Fall 2016): 77.
  • Ciccotelli, Darin. "The Invisible Hand" and “Framingham” West Branch 80, (Winter 2016).
  • Ciccotelli, Darin. "Chevy Chase." Western Humanities Review 70, no. 2 (Summer 2016).
  • Ciccotelli, Darin. "This is Called Summer." Subtropics 19, (Spring/Summer 2015): 90.
  • Ciccotelli, Darin. "Assistance." "Thornhill Broome." "Another Songbird." "Dan Chelotti." BOMB Magazine, (July 25, 2014).
  • Ciccotelli, Darin. “Superpower.” In Best New Poets 2013, edited by Brenda Shaughnessy and Jazzy Danziger. Charlottesville, VA: Samovar Press, 2014.
  • “The Only Turquoise Left in the Animal Kingdom” and “Plaza,” Colorado Review 40.2 (Summer 2013)
  • “The Season in its Individual Parts,” The Awl 6 June 2013 (2013)
  • “Winter at its Most Hypothetical,” Third Coast Fall 2013 (2013)
  • “The Martyrdom of St. Matthew,” Fence 15.2 (Winter 2012/2013)
  • “Late Valentine,” “This Year” and “The Idea of Good Labor Still Somewhere,” ZYZZYVA 27.4 (2012)
  • “[Children worshipping the small gods, like the]” and “[The next sentence was simply],” Barrow Street (Winter 2011/12)
  • “Rain in Krakow.” Notre Dame Review 33 (2011)
  • “Incredulity of Thomas.” Kenyon Review 14 June 2011 (2011)
  • “[All birds vaguely destroyed].” American Letters & Commentary 22 (2011)
  • “[The night comes on. It snuffs out intentions].” Cimarron Review 175/176 (2011)
  • “[And the zombies, they would deserve our friendship].” Pleiades 31.2 (2011)
  • “Ghosts.” VOLT 16 (2011)
  • “[And he woke knowing the wren was inside him].” Hayden’s Ferry Review 47 (2010)
  • “[All night the thousand bougainvilleas].” The Pinch 30.2 (2010)
  • “[There is no such thing as original].” New South 3.1 (2010)
  • “[It has nothing to do with the quiet, sad dalliances].” New South 3.1 (2010)
  • “[In the animation ghettos of North Hollywood].” Natural Bridge 23 (2010)
  • “Cyclops.” The Tusculum Review 6 (2010)
  • “[Lightning, from the ground up.]” Literary Imagination 9.3 (2007)
  • “[Because of that city of glass.]” Spinning Jenny 10 (2007)
  • “[Nonlovers, we were caught.]” Colorado Review 33.2 (2006)
  • “Silver & Gold.” Hayden’s Ferry Review 30 (2006)
  • “Peter Bogdanovich.” Another Chicago Magazine 44 + 45 (2004)
  • "Confrontation.” Denver Quarterly 37: No. 4 (2003)
  • 2010-present, Associate Professor, Soka University of America
  • 2003-2010, Teaching Fellow, University of Houston
  • SUA Professor of the Year, 2011-2012
  • Inprint/Lucille Joy Prize in Poetry, 2008
  • Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2003, 2004, 2006
  • Inprint/C. Glen Cambor Fellowship, University of Houston, 2003-2008
  • James A. Michener Fellowship, University of Texas, 2000-2003