Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing

Office: 541-737-1341

Moreland Hall

Moreland Hall 204D

2550 SW Jefferson Way

2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Affiliated with: 
School of Writing, Literature, and Film
OSU Main Campus
Courses Taught: 

WR 320, Narrative Medicine

WR 341/441, Poetry Writing/Advanced Poetry Writing

WR 541, MFA Poetry Workshop

ENG 589, Writing, Literature, and Medicine (MFA craft class)

ENG 570, Studies in Poetry: Hybrid Forms (MFA craft class)

ENG 570, Studies in Poetry: Myths, Mothers, & Monsters (MFA craft class)

WR 522, Graduate Poetry Teaching Practicum

Research/Career Interests: 

Jennifer Richter's teaching and research interests include narrative medicine, hybrid forms, and Greek mythology. Richter's new third collection, Dear Future, has won the Tenth Gate Prize for mid-career poets from Word Works Books and will be published in Spring 2024. Her first collection Threshold has been a national bestseller and was chosen by former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey as a winner in the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry; Richter’s second collection, No Acute Distress, was a Crab Orchard Editor’s Selection, and both were named Oregon Book Award Finalists. She was awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University, where she taught in the Creative Writing Program for four years. Recent work has been featured in ZYZZYVAThe Los Angeles ReviewThe Missouri ReviewThe Massachusetts Review, and many other literary journals. 



Dear Future (forthcoming 2024)

No Acute Distress (2016)

Threshold (2010)