Carlton Professor of English
B.A., The University of the South; M.A., The Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Wyatt Prunty is the author of nine collections of poetry and served as editor of the essay collection Sewanee Writers on Writing. His first poetry collection, Domestic of the Outer Banks, appeared in 1980. The Times Between; What Women Know, What Men Believe; Balance as Belief; The Run of the House; Since the Noon Mail Stopped; Unarmed and Dangerous: New and Selected Poems; The Lover’s Guide to Trapping; and Couldn’t Prove, Had to Promise have subsequently been published by The Johns Hopkins University Press.
His critical work, “Fallen from the Symboled World”: Precedents for the New Formalism, is available from Oxford University Press. He has also served as general editor of the Sewanee Writers’ Series and currently serves as editor of The Johns Hopkins Poetry and Fiction Series.
He has taught at The Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, Louisiana State University, Washington and Lee University, and Sewanee, where he is the Ogden P. Carlton Professor of Literature. He is a recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Johns Hopkins, and Brown Foundation fellowships. He has served as Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He is the Founding Director of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Tennessee Williams Fellowship program, and he is the Editor of the Johns Hopkins Poetry and Fiction Series.