JC Todd

Departments and Positions:
Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Creative Writing

. C. Todd holds a B.A. in Literature from Duquesne University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She is the author of a book of poems, What Space This Body and two chapbooks, Entering Pisces and Nightshade (finalist for the Flume Press Chapbook Award). Her poems have appeared in such periodicals as American Poetry Review, Atlanta Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Her poems and translations have been anthologized in What’s Your Exit?, Poetinus Druskininku Ruduo Poezijos Pavasaris, and SHADE.

As a contributing editor for The Drunken Boat, she edited translation features on contemporary poetry from Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia, and was a guest poetry editor for the Bucks County Review. Todd is a recipient of fellowships and grants for poetry from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Leeway Foundation, and the Latvian Cultural Capital Fund, as well as an International Artist Exchange Award from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a scholarship to the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators.

She has received five Pushcart Prize nominations for poetry and one for creative non-fiction and was a finalist for the Lucille Medwick Award from the Poetry Society of America. Currently she is a visiting lecturer in creative writing and college seminar at Bryn Mawr and previously in creative and expository writing at The College of New Jersey and Kutztown University, and has been a guest lecturer in American Studies for various universities in Germany under the sponsorship of the United States Embassy in Berlin.