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Lisa Giles, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Lisa Giles

Lisa Giles holds an MFA in poetry from Arizona State University and a PhD in American Literature from Brandeis University.  Her dissertation research focused on the poetics of the garden in American poetry—as a sustaining theme, an aesthetic site encouraging stylistic experimentation, and as a locus of an ethical relationship between humans and the non-human world.  In her poems, she explores metaphors of geography and communication.  She teaches classes in first-year composition, creative writing, world poetry, and literature and environment.  Her field research includes the restoration of the perennial garden at her 1830 home in Freeport.


MFA, Arizona State University, Poetry
PhD, Brandeis University, American Literature from