Health & Safety Alert: The City of Westfield’s risk level for the mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) illness has been elevated to high. In addition to sharing and encouraging individual precautions with the campus community, the University has rescheduled outdoor campus activities to avoid the hours between dusk and dawn, until further notice. More Information×
Patrick Pritchett received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In addition to teaching at Westfield State, he is also a Visiting Assistant Professor in English and Film Studies at Amherst College. Prior to that, he taught as a Lecturer in Harvard University’s History and Literature Program. His scholarly work focuses on modernist and postmodernist avant-garde poetry. His current book project, Writing the Disasters: The Messianic Turn in Postmodern American Poetry, examines how secular poets combine messianic languages of redemption with a poetics of interruption to write the trauma of historical catastrophe. His poems have been anthologized in The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral and The Literature of Our Climes and have appeared in New American Writing, Hambone, Interim, Colorado Review, Shiny, New Review of Literature, Prairie Schooner and The Modern Review, among others.
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