Michael Jackman

Kentucky, United States

I am a Senior Lecturer in Writing at Indiana University Southeast, where I teach instrumental, academic, and creative writing. I earned an MA in creative writing/literature from the University of Louisville, and completed most of the Ph.D. there (ABD) in Composition and Rhetoric. Last fall I completed an MFA in poetry at the Spalding University Low-Residency Program where I worked with poets Maureen Morehead, Debra Kang-Dean, Molly Peacock, Randall Horton, and Greg Pape. At the Ropewalk residency prior to this, I had the pleasure of working with Stephen Dobyns, who recommended me to the Spalding and IU Bloomington MFA programs.

To date, I've been published in A Narrow Fellow (forthcoming) NULU Handwritten, Pegasus, The Thomas Merton Seasonal, The Louisville Review, Scribblers on the Roof, New Southerner, Poetica, and The New Sound: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Art and Literature (forthcoming). I also direct the Writers Workshop Project (www.the-wwp.com). 

Website: www.the-wwp.com


  • Senior Lecturer in Writing at Indiana University Southeast


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Belmont College, Nashville, TN
  • Master of Arts in English/Creative Writing from University of Louisville
  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Spalding University (November 2012)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Poetry