Creative Writing

Faculty

  • Monica Drake

    Associate Professor in Liberal Arts (Writing)

    MFA, University of Arizona (Creative Writing) 

    BA, Portland State University (General Studies)

    Author of:

    The Folly of Loving Life, a book which has been called “Portlandia without the b.s.,” by booksellers.

    Clown Girl (a novel). Hawthorne Books. An indie award-winner, optioned for film by Kristen Wiig
    The Stud Book (a novel) Hogarth Books/Crown.
    Stories and essays in anthologies, print and on-line, including publication in but not limited to: The New York Times, Paris Review, Oregon Humanities Magazine, Northwest Review, The Rumpus, The Establishment, The Sun, The Guardian, The Oregonian and many other venues.

    Drake’s writing has been translated into Spanish, Italian and other languages. Drake is the recipient of an Eric Hoffer Book Award, an IPPY (Independent Publishing Book Award) and other honors.

    She’s a featured character, playing herself, in Chuck Palahniuk’s comic/graphic novel, Fight Club 2.

    She is currently an Associate Professor Faculty at PNCA, where she designed and launched the BFA in Writing.
    She curates the Native American Voices speakers series in the spring semester.

  • Trevor Dodge

    Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts (Literature, Writing)

    MA 1998 Illinois State University (English)
    BA 1995 University of Idaho (English)

    Trevor Dodge’s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and most recently appears in Great Jones Street, The Butter, Hobart, Little Fiction, CHEAP POP, Metazen, Gargoyle, and Golden Handcuffs Review. He is the author of three collections of short fiction, (He Always Still Tastes Like Dynamite, The Laws of Average and Everyone I Know Lives On Roads), a novella (Yellow #10), and collaborator on the writing anti-textbook Architectures of Possibility: After Innovative Writing. He has taught writing, literature, and comics studies at PNCA since 2002 and can be found online at www.trevordodge.com.

  • Paul Montone

    Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts (Literature, Writing), Foundation

    MA 2000 Portland State University (English) 

    BA 1993 University of Oregon (English)

    Paul Montone teaches English and Writing and acts as faculty advisor and co-editor for PNCA’s student-run literary arts magazine. His teaching interests include the Gothic Tradition, Southern Gothic literature, 19th and 20th century American literature, Thomas Pynchon, Postmodern literature, the Romantics, and post-WWII Japanese literature. He co-operates Discourage Records Label, a small-press independent record label in Portland, performs and records in the bands Sad Trips and Animal Throat, and enjoys writing and traveling.

  • Kristin Bradshaw

    Lead Faculty in Creative Writing; Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts (Writing); Director, Academic Resource Center

    MAR 2001 Yale University, Yale Divinity School
    MFA 1999 Brown University
    
BA 1997 Converse College (English Literature) (cum laude) (English Department Award)

    Kristin P. Bradshaw conducts poetic investigations and observations through writing, letterpress, collage, photography, and sound recording. Her current critical inquiries converge around fragmentation, the tension between immediacy and accessibility in the experience of poetic and visual works, and the state of the word in contemporary visual culture. Her poems have appeared in the New Orleans Review, New American Poetry, Chase Park, and No: a Journal of the Arts. She is a graduate of Brown University’s Literary Arts MFA program, and holds an MA in Religion from the Divinity School at Yale University. She is the Chair of Liberal Arts and coordinator of the BFA Creative Writing program at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. Burning Deck’s release of her first book, Apologies, in October 2014, followed the 2005 chapbook, “The Difficult Nature of Contemplation” (Percival House).

  • Michael Rogers

    Associate Professor in Liberal Arts (Social Science)

    My background is in modern intellectual history – the history of ideas – with a focus on political thought and epistemology. My interests span from ancient philosophy to creative writing.

    In 2016 I completed my PhD in History at Cambridge University, where my dissertation explored the intersection of German-language philosophies of science and politics during the period between the World Wars. My writing has been published in the journal Modern Intellectual History, and in The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives. I have presented my research by invitation at Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, and the University of London’s School of Advanced Studies.

    My teaching experience includes three years as an instructor at Cambridge, where I supervised undergraduates for the course Political Philosophy and the History of Political Thought.