Adjunct Faculty


BA in Writing and Literature
MFA in Writing and Poetics


MA, University of Colorado
BA, University of Colorado

Jack is a poet, essayist, and creative writing pedagogue. His most recent collection of poems Second Nature (Instance Press, 2012) was awarded the 2013 Colorado Book Award for Poetry. His major collection, Red Car Goes By: Selected Poems 1955-2000, was published by Tuumba Press in 2001. Other volumes include Cold Instant, Little Grand Island, Arguing with Something Plato Said, 8-Ball, and Entering the City. His work has been published in countless magazines and anthologies in the United States and abroad. His essays on teaching and anthologies of children’s poetry appear in Moving Windows and Poetry Everywhere. He has produced two CD’s of original work performed in collaboration with musician/composer Ken Bernstein and been awarded two NEA fellowships. He received his MA in English from the University of Colorado, and teaches courses in eco-literature and outreach teacher-training.