Jill Darling, Ph.D., MFA

LEO Lecturer II, Composition and Rhetoric
Jill Darling headshot
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Language, Culture, and the Arts
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128

Teaching Areas:

Composition and Rhetoric, English

Research Areas:

Pedagogy, Rhetoric, Writing

Biography and Education

Jill Darling has a Ph.D. in 20th century American Literature and Culture and has taught academic and creative writing, literature, and other courses at schools in Colorado, Connecticut, Detroit, and even in Ontario, Canada. She writes poetry, creative and critical essays, and a bit of short fiction. Her books include (re)iteration(s), a geography of syntax, Solve For, and a few chapbooks. She’s had creative and critical writing published in Entropy, the quint, Ethos: A Digital Review of the Humanities, Hybrid Pedagogy, Something on Paper, How2, The Denver Quarterly, /NOR, Gertrude, in the collection Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media, and more. Darling teaches several different writing courses at UM-Dearborn.

Selected Publications

Books: Scholarship
Geographies of Identity: Narrative Forms, Feminist Futures. Punctum Books, 2021.

Books: Poetry
(re)iterations. Spuyten Duyvil, 2018.

a geography of syntax. Lavender Ink, 2016.

Solve For. BlazeVOX ebooks, 2008.

begin with may: a series of moments. Finishing Line Press, 2008.

at the intersection of 3 with Laura Wetherington and Hannah Ensor, Dancing Girl Press, 2014.

Critical Essays:
““Beautifully fine residual vectors …” On Reading Sawako Nakayasu’s Some Girls Walk Into the Country They Are From.” 1508, U. Arizona Poetry Blog, spring 2021.

“On Poetry, Community, and Heroes: Reading Tyrone Williams.” Big Other, spring 2020.

“Poetry (online) in the Time of COVID.” 1508, U. Arizona Poetry Blog

Awards and Recognition

Darling has won awards and residencies from The Academy of American Poets, the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts in Indiana, Spark Box Studio, and the Hambidge Center for the Arts.