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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.

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