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Vice President of Academic Affairs and Director of the Center for Inclusive Excellence

Associate Professor, Literary Arts

Pictured is Sarah Perrier, Ph.D., assistant professor of English.Contact Information


  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University
  • Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, George Mason University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, English and Comparative Literature with Creative Dissertation, University of Cincinnati

Courses Taught

  • English Composition I
  • World Literature I and II
  • Reading Poetry
  • Poetry Workshop I
  • Advanced Poetry Workshop
  • Creative Writing Seminar
  • Senior Seminar
  • Major American Authors (including Sylvia Plath)
  • Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Literature ("Sex and Misery in Contemporary Literature")
  • American Literature II
  • 21st Century Poets


Professor Sarah Perrier, Ph.D., is the author of two collections of poetry, Nothing Fatal (U of Akron P, 2010) and Just One of Those Things (Kent State UP, 2003). Her other publications include work in Best New Poets 2008, The Cincinnati Review, The North American Review, Pleiades, and Mid-American Review, as well as the online sites for Verse Daily and the PBS News Hour's ArtBeat blog. Perrier joined the faculty at Point Park University in 2008 to design and implement the creative writing major and minor.

Research Interests

  • Creative Writing
  • Contemporary American Poetry
  • Poetics
  • Contemporary American Fiction

Selected Publications

  • Nothing Fatal, Akron Poetry Series, Akron, Ohio, 2010.
  • "The Queen of Snakes," The Cincinnati Review, 2010.
  • "Too Darn Hot," Barn Owl Review, 2010.
  • "Poor Bête Noire" and "The Apprenticeship," Bat City Review, 2009.
  • Just One of Those Things, Wick Poetry Chapbook, Kent, Ohio, 2003.

Selected Presentations

  • Panelist and featured reader, Annual Fall for the Book festival, Fairfax, Va., 2011.
  • Invited readings at University of Cincinnati's Elliston Poetry Series, 2011.
  • "The Psychology of Detail," Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, 2011.
  • Duquesne University's Coffee House Reading Series, 2010.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Editor's Choice, Akron Poetry Series, University of Akron Press.
  • University Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, University of Cincinnati.
  • William C. Boyce Teaching Award, University of Cincinnati.

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