Director of the Creative Writing Program
Julia Bloch (MFA, PhD) is Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of three books of poetry, has received the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Affiliated Faculty, and has been awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Her current scholarly book in progress investigates generic concordance and contention in the innovative North American long poem, looking at issues of race, gender, ideology, and the place of the lyric in subject formation. A second scholarly book project draws on queer theory to argue that performative and procedural poetry stages an argument about reproductive time.