Amy Nawrocki

Amy NawrockiSenior Lecturer, English , School of Arts and Sciences
Office Location: Bryant Hall – 207
Telephone: (203) 576-4297
Email: nawrocki@bridgeport.edu
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 Biography

M.F.A., University of Arkansas, 2001
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1996

Professor Nawrocki joined the University of Bridgeport as a full time lecturer in 2007. Prior to that she worked as an adjunct and Learning Specialist with the Academic Resource Center. Since her appointment as Lecturer, she has worked with both the English Department and with the First Year Studies Program. She is an advisor, teaches courses in creative writing and the Humanities, and coordinates the Composition courses. She has taught classes for IDEAL and for the School of Education. She is the co-editor of UB’s literary magazine Groundswell and a contributor to the Commons, UB’s Faculty Essay Series.

As a poet, Professor Nawrocki has won numerous awards and had her work published in many journals and magazines such as New Millennium Writings, The Wayfarer, Phi Kappa Phi Forum, The Litchfield Review, Illuminations, Garbanzo Literary Magazine, and The Newtowner. She has four collections of poetry, and one forthcoming. She has performed her work on campus and across the region in bookstores, libraries, and poetry festivals.

In addition to her work in poetry, Professor Nawrocki is the co-author of three Connecticut History books. She has lectured numerous times on Connecticut’s culture and its traditions. She has appeared with Ann Nyberg and was featured on the Faith Middleton Show.

Courses Taught

English 101, Composition and Rhetoric

English 205, Poetry Writing,

English 252, Women in Literature

English 100A, Basic Writing Intensive

English 105B, Introduction to Fiction

Humanities 201, The American Dream

English 101, Composition and Rhetoric

English 325, Contemporary Poetry

English 216, Introduction to Poetry

English 215, Justice and Law as Themes in Literature

English 102, Introduction to Literature

Areas of Interest

Poetry, creative writing, literature, composition, academic writing, developmental writing, retention, poetics, Connecticut, travel, food and wine, grammar, punctuation, style

Publications

Reconnaissance, (collection of Poetry), Homebound Publications, 2015

Four Blue Eggs, (collection of Poetry), Homebound Publications, 2014

Literary Connecticut (co-authored with Eric D. Lehman), The History Press, 2014

A History of Connecticut Food: A Proud Tradition of Puddings, Clambakes, and Steamed Cheeseburger, (co-authored with Eric D. Lehman), The History Press, 2012

Lune de Miel (poetry chapbook), Finishing Line Press, 2012

A History of Connecticut Wine: Vineyard in Your Backyard (co-authored with Eric D. Lehman), The History Press, 2011

Nomad’s End, (poetry chapbook), Finishing Line Press, 2010

Potato Eaters, (poetry chapbook), Finishing Line Press, 2008

Honors & Awards

Winner: “The Uncurtained Window,” from Phi Kappa Phi Poetry Contest, 2014

Honorable Mention: “Butterfly Burial” from New Millennium Writings, 2014

Finalist: Four Blue Eggs, from Homebound Publications Poetry Prize, 2013

Finalist: “Smoke of Ambergris,” from The Loft Anthology Ekphrastic Poetry Contest, 2013

Winner: “The Mail Drop,” from Phi Kappa Phi Poetry Contest 2012

Honorable Mention: “Still Life with Parsnips and Snow,” from The Newtowner Magazine’s International Poetry Contest, 2012

Finalist: “A Great Deal of Company” from the Phi Kappa Phi Poetry Contest, 2011

Winner: “Annotating the Text,” from the Litchfield Review Poetry Contest, 2007

Finalist: Potato Eaters, from Codhill Press Poetry Contest, 2007

Honorable Mention: “Noah and the Cave” from the Connecticut Poetry Society, 2007