Professor Savage

Professor of English
JH 314
B.A. James Madison University
M.A. Boston College
Ph.D. Duquesne University

Professor Savage joined the faculty in 2001.  Since then, she has taught courses in 19th, 20th, and 21st century American literature, literary criticism, and film. Her research focuses on poetry and poetics; recent publications include essays for the Cambridge History of 20th-Century American Women’s Poetry, Journal of Modern Literature, and Contemporary Women’s Writing. The author of two full-length collections of poetry, Grammar (2013) and Idylliad (2015), as well as several chapbooks, Savage serves as the poetry editor for Kestrel: A Journal of Literature & Art. New poetry can be found in Colorado Review, Hotel Amerika, Wallace Stevens Journal, and VOLT, among others. She is the recipient of the Denise Levertov Prize for Poetry and, with co-author Ethel Rackin, the Thomas Merton Prize for Poetry of the Sacred. Her teaching at Fairmont State has been recognized with both the Harold and Roselyn Williamson Straight Award for Innovation in Teaching and the William H. Boram Award for Teaching Excellence.