Profile for William Stobb

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Specialty area(s)

Creative Writing

Brief biography

William Stobb is the author of five poetry collections, including the National Poetry Series selection, Nervous Systems, and Absentia, both from Penguin Books. His most recent book, You Are Still Alive, was named the 2018 winner of the publication prize from 42 Miles Press at the University of Indiana, and will be published in fall of 2019. Stobb's short stories, essays and poems appear regularly in journals and magazines, and he works as Associate Editor for the literary magazine, Conduit, a leading publisher of contemporary poetry. Part of the Creative Writing faculty at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Stobb regularly teaches Composition and Creative Writing courses.

Current courses at UWL

English 110: College Writing (online)
English 305: Introduction to Creative Writing
English 417: Advanced Seminar in Poetry Writing


Teaching history

In addition to English 110, Stobb regularly teaches the popular courses, English 305: Introduction to Creative Writing, and English 343: Creative Non-fiction, and upper division courses in poetry writing.