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  Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 10:47:47 AM Thu, 16 Jun 2011 
 B. H. Fairchild
 Contact Information
B. H. Fairchild
Contact address   1155 Union Circle, #311307, Denton, TX 76203-5017     Office LocationAuditorium Building, Room No.: 205 
Contact Number (940) 565-8954    Contact Number: (940) 565-2050   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Ph.D   The University of Tulsa 1975
M.A.   The University of Kansas 1968
B.A   The University of Kansas 1964
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2014ENGL3150003Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry Download Syllabus
Fall 2013ENGL3150003Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry Download Syllabus
Fall 2012ENGL3150001Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry Download Syllabus
Fall 2011ENGL5140001Form and Theory: Poetry  
Fall 2011ENGL3150001Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry Download Syllabus
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
(Work in progress)
B.H. Fairchild
W. W. Norton
B.H. Fairchild
Blackbird Press
B.H. Fairchild
New Letters
Personal Essay
B.H. Fairchild
Pennyroyal Press
B.H. Fairchild
W. W. Norton
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2008PloughsharesGuest Editor 
1984-1989Pacific ReviewFaculty Editor 
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2005 2005 "Motion and Stasis in the Poetry of Anthony Hecht,"
West Chester Poetry
Conference, June, 2005.
2004 2004 “A Way of Being: Some Observations on the Ends and Means of Poetry.”
Paper presented at The Frost Place, Franconia,
New Hampshire, August 7, 2004.
2003 2003 “Poetry and the Working Life,”
Panel participant, Los Angeles Festival of  Books, April 27, 2003
toggle toggle Teaching
Adjunct Professor
Claremont Graduate Univ., 2008-11

Assistant Professor
Southwest Texas State University (1973-76)

Associate Professor
Texas Woman’s University (1976-83)

Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Winter, 2005

West Chester Poetry Conference, Summer, 2003, 2004, 2005

Catskills Poetry Conference, Summer, 2003

Seattle Pacific University MFA Program, Seattle, Washington

Warren Wilson MFA Program, Fall, 2001

Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska (1968-70)

Lorraine Sherley Professor of Literature
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX,

MacLean Distinguished Visiting Professor
Colorado College, Fall, 2002, 2008

Moseley Fellow
Pomona College, 2003

Poet in Residence
Vermont Studio Center, 2006, 2008

California State University, San Bernardino (1983-2006)

Teaching Fellow
University of Tulsa (1970-73)

Visiting Faculty
English Dept., Claremont Graduate University, 2001-02

toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2010"Best of the Net" ("The Student Assistant") 
2010"On the Waterfront" chosen by Amy GerstlerThe Best American Poetry 2010
2009Los Angeles Times Favorite Book (Usher)Los Angeles Times
2009Pushcart Prize 
2008Honorary Phi Beta Kappa AwardUniv. of Tulsa
2007Distinguished Achievement Alumni AwardUniversity of Kansas
2005Aiken/Taylor Award in Modern PoetrySewanee Review
2005Rebecca Johnson Bobbitt AwardLibrary of Congress
2005-2006FellowshipNational Endowment for the Arts
2005Cockefair Chair Writer-in-ResidenceUniversity of Kansas City-Missouri
2005Residency in Marfa, TexasLannan Foundation
2004Texas Institute of Letters Poetry Award 
2003Moseley Fellow (Poet in Residence)Pomona College
2003Gold Medal in PoetryCalifornia Book Awards
2003National Book Critics Circle Award 
2003Editor’s ChoiceBooklist
2002, 2008MacLean Distinguished ProfessorColorado College
2002Arthur Rense Poetry PrizeAmerican Academy of Arts and Letters
2001Poet in ResidenceThe Frost Place
2000Fellowship to the Bellagio Study and Conference CenterRockefeller Foundation
2000Honorable MentionThe Poet’s Prize
2000“Mrs. Hill,” chosen by Rita DoveThe Best American Poetry 2000
1999Pen Center West Award 
1999William Carlos Williams AwardPoetry Society of America
1999FellowshipGuggenheim Foundation
1999Kingsley Tufts Award 
1999Natalie Ornish AwardTexas Institute of Letters
1999Feagin Distinguished Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Tulsa
1999Arthur Moorefield Distinguished LecturerCSUSB
1998Finalist (The Art of the Lathe)National Book Award
1997, 1999FellowshipMacDowell Arts Colony
1997Beatrice Hawley Award for The Art of the LatheAliceJames Books/ Univ. of Maine
1996Capricorn Book Award for Art of the Lathe 
1996Seaton Poetry AwardKansas Quarterly
1994FinalistPablo Neruda Prize from Nimrod
1994Guy Owens Poetry PrizeSouthern Poetry Review
1993GrantCalifornia Arts Council
1993Poet in ResidenceOklahoma Arts, Quartz Mountain
1992Walter E. Dakin FellowshipSewanee Writers Conference
1991-1992Outstanding Professor AwardCSUSB
1991Edward Stanley AwardPrairie Schooner
1991WinnerQuarterly Review of Literature Book Competition
1988-1989FellowshipNational Endowment for The Arts
1985Seaton Poetry AwardKansas Quarterly
1985WinnerSwallow’s Tale Press Poetry Competition
1985WinnerDevil’s Millhopper Press Competition
1985WinnerState Street Press Competition
1984First PrizeNational Writers’ Union Poetry Competition
1983AWP Anniversary Award 
toggle toggle Field Experience
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Company/OrganizationPosition
The Poet's PrizeJudge
Kingsley Tufts PrizeJudge
Akron Poetry PrizeJudge
Lenore Marshall PrizeJudge
toggle toggle Additional Information
Poems appearing in:
The Best American Poems 2000 (edited by Rita Dove); The Best American Poems 2010 , (edited by Amy Gerstler); PushcartPrize, 2009; 1984, 1985, 1986/87 editions of the Anthology of American Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry; The Decade Dance; The State Street Reader; Vicious Circles: The Best American Sestinas; Motion: American Sports Poems; Quarterly Review of Literature 50th Anniversary; Imagine Poetry Anthology; Making Literature Matter; Poems of the American West; Hammer and Blaze; Good Poems; Poetry: A Pocket Anthology; The POETRY Anthology 1912-2002; Poetry 180; Twentieth-Century American Poetry; Poetry Daily; Contemporary; American Poetry; An Introduction to Poetry; Western Wind; Imaginative Writing; Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry; American Tensions; and others.

Poems previously published in:
The New Yorker, Paris Review, American Scholar, Poetry, Yale Review, Hudson Review, Ploughshares, Salmagundi, Georgia Review, Image, Southern Review, Sewanee Review, Southern Poetry Review, Cafe Review, Minnesota Review, TriQuarterly, Threepenny Review, Texas Review, Kansas Quarterly, DoubleTake, Solo, Oxford Magazine, Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, American Literary Review, Quarterly Review of Literature, New Letters, Luvina (Mexico), New Letters, River Styx, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, North Dakota Quarterly, Cincinnati Review, Mississippi Review, Montana Review, Black Warrior Review, Jacaranda Review, Art/Life, Caliban, Negative Capability, Shenandoah, Night Sun, New South, Connecticut Review, Thirty-two Poems, Rivendale, New Letters, Cortland Review, Provincetown Arts, and many others.

Readings, Radio and Television Interviews
I have given readings of my work at Fordham
Univ., Holy Cross, Smith College, University of
Missouri-Kansas City, Whittier College, Frost Festival in Lawrence, Mass, Library of
Congress, Washington, DC., University of Cincinnati,
Hillsdale College, Texas Tech University, 
Kansas State University, University
of Oregon, Dartmouth College, Yale University, Georgia State University,  The Village Voice (Paris, France), University
of Maine at Farmington,
California State Univeristy-Fresno, International Festival of Arts and Ideas (New Haven),
University of Tulsa, Colby College (Maine), South
Central Modern Language Association, University of Kansas, University of
California-Riverside, National Book Awards Readings (New School,
New York), Lamar University,  Pomona
College, University of Nebraska-Kearney,  Copper Mountain College (Joshua Tree,
Cal.),University of the    South, Bowers
Museum (Santa Ana), KPFK, Beyond Baroque (Venice, Cal.), California State Universities Arts
Faculty Institute (Santa Barbara), North Texas University,  Midnight Special (Santa Monica), Barnes &
Noble (Upper
West Side, New York),  the MacDowell Arts
Colony, Harvey Mudd College, Cambridge YWCA (Cambridge,Mass.), the Los
Angeles Poetry Festival,
Pitzer College, the Frost Place (Franconia, New Hampshire),  Arts Forum
(Santa Barbara), University of the South, Bellagio Center (Bellagio,Italy), Mount San Antonio
College, Colorado College, Hammer Museum, UCLA,  The Tom McGrath Visiting Writing Series,
Minnesota State Univ.- Moorhead,
National Public Radio, National Book Festival, Washington, DC., SUNY-Brockport;
AWP Convention (Austin, TX); New York 92nd St. Y; Allegheny
College; Goshen College; Adelphi University, Vermont Study Center,  Emerson College.  I have also given radio and television
interviews and readings for
National Public Radio; New Letters on the Air; Lannan Foundation Podcast; Studio Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma); WRVG.FM,
World Radio, Georgetown, Kentucky; Between
the Lines, 88.7 FM, Claremont; KPFK, Pacifica Radio, 90.7 FM, Los Angeles; I should also mention here that my
poems have been read on The Writer’s Almanac several times
and featured on Poetry Daily.

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