Senior Lecturer

Stephen Cramer’s first book of poems, Shiva’s Drum, was selected for the National Poetry Series and published by University of Illinois Press. His second, Tongue & Groove, was also published by University of Illinois. From the Hip, which follows the history of hip hop in a series of 56 sonnets, and A Little Thyme & A Pinch of Rhyme, a cookbook in haiku and sonnets, came out from Wind Ridge Press in 2014 and 2015. Bone Music, his most recent collection, was selected by Kimiko Hahn for the 2015 Louise Bogan Award and published in 2016 by Trio House Press. His work has appeared in journals such as The American Poetry Review, African American Review, The Yale Review, Harvard Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. An Assistant Poetry Editor at Green Mountains Review, he teaches writing and literature at the University of Vermont and lives with his wife and daughter in Burlington.  

Publications

cover of A Jar of Moon Air: Selected Poems of Jaime Sabines translated by  translated by Stephen Cramer and Alejandro Merizalde A Jar of Moon Air: Selected Poems of Jaime Sabines, translated by Stephen Cramer and
Alejandro Merizalde
, Literal Press, 2017
cover of Bone Music by Stephen Cramer Bone Music, winner of the Louise Bogan Award, Trio House Press, 2016
cover of A Little Thyme & A Pinch of Rhyme (A Cookbook in Haiku & Sonnets) by Stephen Cramer A Little Thyme & A Pinch of Rhyme (A Cookbook in Haiku & Sonnets), Wind Ridge Books, 2015
cover of From the Hip, A Concise History of Hip Hop (in sonnets) by Stephen Cramer From the Hip, A Concise History of Hip Hop (in sonnets), Wind Ridge Books, 2014
cover of Tongue & Groove by Stephen Cramer Tongue & Groove, University of Illinois Press, 2007
cover of  Shiva’s Drum by Stephen Cramer Shiva’s Drum, winner of the National Poetry Series, University of Illinois Press, 2004

 

Awards and Recognition

Winner of the Louise Bogan Award, 2015
Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council, Sept. 2007
Nominated for four Pushcart Prizes
Finalist, Balcones Poetry Prize for Shiva’s Drum, 2004
Winner of the National Poetry Series, 2003
Alice M. Sellers Award from the Academy of American Poets, 1998

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

20th-Century and contemporary poetry, Creative writing 

Education

  • M.A. City College of New York, 1998

Contact

Office Location:

407 Old Mill

Office Hours:

Fall 2019: TBA

Courses Taught

  • Expository Writing
  • Intro to Creative Writing
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Jazz Poetry
  • Types of Literature
  • Written Expression
  • American Literature