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Department of English Language and Literature


Zach Mueller

Title: Instructor
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Office: HOB 220
Zach Mueller


PhD, University of Nebraska, 2019
MFA, University of South Carolina, 2012


Creative Writing
Contemporary Poetry
Composition and Rhetoric


ENGL 101      Critical Reading and Writing
ENGL 101H   Critical Reading and Writing – Honors
ENGL 102      Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 200      Creative Writing, Voice, and Community

Recent Journal Publications

   • “Full Moon Fever,” “Cremation”— Cola Review (2023)
   • “On the Way to a Panther’s Game with My Sister’s Fiancé”— Cimarron Review (2019)
   • “Nightswimming”— Passages North (2017)
   • “I want to take different sounds inside me”– Blue Mesa Review (2016)
   • “In the Garden”, “Broke Bottles, Gold Models”– Heavy Feather Review (2014)
   • “Not Everyone’s On One”– Hobart (2014)
   • “My Regrets, I Will Not Be”– Gulf Coast (2013)
   • “En Route to the Food Lion to Pick Up Bread”– Prairie Schooner (2013)
   • “The Difference Between String and Spring”– Rattle (2013)

Presentations and Interviews

   • “The Rumpus Interview with Rae Armantrout,” The Rumpus, 2017.
   • “’I myself…am now speaking”: Walt Whitman’s Civil War Poetry and the State of Exception,” International Walt Whitman Symposium, Munich, Germany, 2015.
   • “Inexhaustible Varieties of the Human Body: A Conversation with Luca Dipierro,” Heavy Feather Review, 2014.


Editor of Poetry, Prairie Schooner (2016-2020)
Faculty Advisor, The Apogee, Franklin College (2013-2014)
Editor of Poetry, Yemassee (2010)

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.