Barrett Bowlin, PhD

Instructor, English

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PhD, Binghamton University
MA, Kansas State University
BA, University of Arkansas


Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)

Areas of Interest

  • Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • First-Year Composition
  • Creative Writing Pedagogy

Recent Publications

Creative Nonfiction

“Out for Blood (or Air, or Whatever).” Atlas & Alice 21.1; October 2022.

“Where You’re From.” Barrelhouse 22.1; Spring 2021

"The Trick Is." storySouth 47(1): Spring 2019. Web.

"The Unfinished City." Hobart. 1 May 2018. Web.

"Skiagraphy." Superstition Review 20(1): Fall 2017. Web.

"Memento Duplo." The Los Angeles Review. 27 Oct. 2017. Web.

"Some of You But Not All of You." The Southeast Review. Winter 2016. Print. [finalist for both the 2016 Southeast Review CNF Prize and The Iowa Review CNF Prize]

"As Is." War, Literature, and the Arts 28: 2016. Print.

"Grand Thefts." Ninth Letter 12(2): Fall/Winter 2015. Print. [finalist for The Pinch's 2015 CNF Prize]

"Katamari." Hobart. 16 April 2015. Web.

"Ukemi, the Art of Receiving." The Rumpus. 29 May 2014. Web. [finalist for Arts & Letters' 2014 Susan Atefat Prize in CNF]


“For I Hungered, and Ye Gave Me.” TriQuarterly 164.1; Summer/Fall 2023.

“Ghosts Caught on Film.” Bridge Eight Press, 2022

“Milk Teeth.” Cutleaf Journal 22.1; December 2021.

"Replay." Hotel Amerika 16(1): Winter/Spring 2018. Print.

"You Must Give of Yourself." Michigan Quarterly Review 56 (1): Winter 2017. Print.

"Hands Like Birds on Strings." Bayou Magazine 66(1): Fall/Winter 2016. Print. [winner of Bayou Magazine's 2015 James Knudsen Prize in Fiction]

"Origin Story." Mid-American Review 36(2): Spring 2016. Print.

"Embryology." The Adirondack Review. 1 December 2014. Web. [runner-up for The Adirondack Review's 2014 Fulton Prize for Fiction]

“But I Can Only Do It Once.” The Minnesota Review (79): Fall 2012. Print. [nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize by The Minnesota Review]

“Pictures from the Coast of France.” [PANK] Magazine 6(14): November 2011. Web.

“New Careers in Science.” Meridian 24(1): January 2010. Charlottesville, VA: U Virginia. Print.

“Ghosts Caught on Film.” Salt Hill 20(1): Winter 2008. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP. Print

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Courses Taught

  • ENG-130 Introduction to Literature
  • WRI-101 First Year Writing I
  • WRI-102 First Year Writing II
  • WRI-H102 Honors First-Year Writing II
  • WRI-H103 Advanced First Year Writing