Doug Sutton-Ramspeck

Doug  Sutton-Ramspeck

Doug Sutton-Ramspeck



401A Galvin Hall
Galvin Hall
Lima campus

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Areas of Expertise

  • Creative writing (poetry)
  • Creative writing (fiction)


  • MFA, Creative Writing, University of California – Irvine, 1978
  • BA, English, Kenyon College, 1976

Doug Sutton-Ramspeck (writing under the name Doug Ramspeck) is the author of six collections of poetry and one collection of short stories. His most recent book of poems, Black Flowers (2018), is published by LSU Press. Other recent books include The Owl That Carries Us Away (2018), winner of the 2016 G. S. Sharat Chanda Prize for Short Fiction, and Original Bodies (2014), selected for the 2013 Michael Waters Poetry Prize and published by Southern Indiana Review Press. He is also the author of Mechanical Fireflies (2011), which was selected by Mary Ruefle for the Barrow Street Press Poetry Book Prize, Possum Nocturne (2010) and Black Tupelo Country (2008), which received the 2007 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. His chapbook Where We Come From appeared in 2009. His poems and short stories have been published by literary journals that include The Kenyon Review, Slate, The Georgia Review and The Southern Review. He is a two-time recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award.

Faculty advisor for the online literary journal Asterism, Sutton-Ramspeck works with student interns to produce a yearly showcase of poetry and fiction by undergraduates across the United States and beyond.

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