Janet McAdams joined the Kenyon faculty in 2001 as the first Robert P. Hubbard Professor of Poetry.
She is the author of two collections of poetry, The Island of Lost Luggage, which won the American Book Award in 2001 and Feral. Her most recent book, the novel Red Weather, was published by Arizona in 2012. With Geary Hobson and Kathryn Walkiewicz ('02), she edited the anthology The People Who Stayed: Southeastern Indian Writing after Removal (Oklahoma, 2009).
In addition to the courses she teaches in creative writing and environmental literature, her interests include feral children, Integral Yoga, queer theory, dystopic and apocalyptic fiction, crosscultural poetics, fairtrade chocolate, and the lives of nonhuman animals.
Poetry and poetics; Indigenous American literatures; Southeastern literature.
1996 — Doctor of Philosophy from Emory University
1987 — Master of Fine Arts from Univ Alabama Tuscaloosa
1983 — Bachelor of Arts from Univ Alabama Tuscaloosa
The Island of Lost Luggage. University of Arizona Press, 2000.
"Carter Revard's Angled Mirrors," in Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry. Eds. Janice Gould and Dean Rader, University of Arizona Press, 2003, in press.
"Histories of the World: New Books by Native American Women Poets," Women's Review of Books, July 2000.