Lecturer in English Language & Literature
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Stacie Cassarino is the author of two collections of poetry—Each Luminous Thing (Persea Books, 2023), winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award, and Zero at the Bone (New Issues Press, 2009), recipient of a Lambda Literary Award and the Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award— as well as a scholarly monograph, Culinary Poetics and Edible Images in Twentieth-Century American Literature (OSU Press, 2018). She was awarded the 92Y “Discovery”/The Nation prize and an Astraea Foundation Writers’ Fund Grant, and her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Kenyon Review, AGNI, Gulf Coast, The New Republic, and elsewhere. Prior to joining the faculty at Smith, she taught creative writing and literature at Middlebury College, UCLA, and Pratt Institute. Her teaching and research interests include 20C American and multiethnic literatures, poetry & poetics, modernism, gender and sexuality studies, critical race theory, food studies, cultural geography, and contemplative pedagogy.