Carrie Conners

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Room: M-Building, M-204
Phone: (718) 482-5940

Monday- Thursday  9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


  • Ph.D. in American Literature 1900-Present, University of Wisconsin—Madison
  • M.A. in English Literature, University of Wisconsin—Madison
  • B.A. in English Literature and English Writing, University of Pittsburgh

Areas of Expertise or Research

  • Poetry and poetics
  • Creative writing
  • 20th- and 21st-century American literature
  • Humor
  • Politics in literature
  • Working-class studies


Carrie Conners is originally from Moundsville, West Virginia. Her academic interests include contemporary American poetry, humor in literature, politics in literature, and working-class poetics. She enjoys teaching creative writing courses, Introduction to Poetry, and composition. Her first poetry collection, Luscious Struggle (BrickHouse Books, 2019), was a 2020 Paterson Poetry Prize Finalist. Her second collection, Species of Least Concern, was published by Main Street Rag in 2022. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Bodega, Kestrel, Split Rock Review, RHINO, and The Monarch Review, among others. She is also the author of the book, Laugh Lines: Humor, Genre, and Political Critique in Late Twentieth- Century American Poetry (University Press of Mississippi, 2022).