Assistant Professor

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: 
Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film
OSU Main Campus
Courses Taught: 

WR 541, MFA Poetry Workshop

ENG 470/570, Studies in Poetry: Poetry and Medicine

ENG 470/570, Studies in Poetry: Hybrid Forms

ENG 470/570, Studies in Poetry: Myths, Mothers, & Monsters

WR 241, Introduction to Poetry Writing

WR 341, Poetry Writing 

WR 341/441, Poetry Writing/Advanced Poetry Writing

WR 522: Poetry Teaching Practicum


Research/Career Interests: 

Jennifer Richter's teaching and research interests include medical humanities, the prose poem, and the hybrid form. As Internship and Outreach Coordinator, she fosters on-campus and community partnerships and places current MFA and MA students in teaching, editing, research, and arts administration internships. Her second collection, No Acute Distress, was named a Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Editor's Selection and was released in March 2016. Richter's first book of poems, Threshold, has been a national bestseller and was named a 2011 Oregon Book Awards Finalist by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, The Missouri Review, and A Fierce Brightness: Twenty-five Years of Women’s Poetry.  She received her BA from Indiana University and her MFA from Penn State. She was awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship in Poetry by Stanford University, where she taught in the Creative Writing Program for four years.


No Acute Distress (2016)

Threshold (2010)