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Bio- Gloria


Eugene Gloria earned his BA from San Francisco State University, his MA from Miami University of Ohio, and his MFA from the University of Oregon. He is the author of two books of poems -- Hoodlum Birds (Penguin, 2006) and Drivers at the Short-Time Motel (Penguin, 2000), which was selected for the 1999 National Poetry Series and the 2001 Asian American Literary Award. He has also received a Fulbright Research Grant, a grant from the San Francisco Art Commission, a Poetry Society of America award, and a Pushcart Prize. His interests include contemporary American poetry and Asian American literature. At DePauw, he teaches creative writing (poetry), College Writing, Asian American Writers, and Senior Seminar in Writing. He holds the Richard W. Peck Chair in Creative Writing for 2006-2008.