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Associate Professor
Core Faculty


BA in Creative Writing and Literature
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics


PhD, University of Colorado
MA, University of Colorado
BA, University of Colorado

Reed Bye’s most recent publications are Catching On (Monkey Puzzle Press, 2013), a cd of original songs Broke Even (Fast Speaking Music, 2013), and Join the Planets: New and Selected Poems (United Artists Books, 2005). He holds an MA and PhD in English from the University of Colorado and teaches poetry writing workshops and courses in classic and contemporary literary studies and contemplative poetics at Naropa University. He is working a prosodic study of the poetry of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and William Carlos Williams. He has practiced Shambhala Buddhist meditation for many years and was the Chair of Writing & Poetics for seven years.