Kathy Fagan Grandinetti

Kathy  Fagan Grandinetti

Kathy Fagan Grandinetti

Professor and Director of Creative Writing


464 Denney Hall
Columbus campus

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Areas of Expertise

  • Creative writing (poetry)


  • PhD, English, University of Utah
  • MFA, Poetry, Columbia University



Kathy Fagan is the author of five books of poems: Sycamore; The Raft, a National Poetry Series Award Winner; MOVING & ST RAGE, winner of the 1998 Vassar Miller Prize for Poetry; The Charm (2002); and LIP (2009). Her poems have been widely anthologized and her work has appeared in such publications as Poetry, The Paris Review, FIELD, The Kenyon Review, Slate, Ploughshares, The New Republic, River Teeth, and The Missouri Review. She is the recipient of Fellowships in Poetry from the NEA, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, The Frost Place and the Ohio Arts Council. As director of Ohio State's creative writing program, she continues to serve as advisor to The Journal, for which she and Michelle Herman were awarded the 2004 Ohioana Award for Editorial Excellence. Fagan is also series editor for The Ohio State University Press/The Journal Wheeler Poetry Prize. 

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