Whitney Jacobson

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Professional title

Assistant Professor

Bio

 I believe that written and spoken word is powerful, and I hope to instill a respect and love for words in students. I think that given time, practice, and encouragement anyone can write well and find an appreciation for the skill. In my reading, writing, and research, I maintain a curiosity in and attention to the themes of feminism, blue-collar work, Minnesotan culture, generations, grief, and what is passed on. My current nonfiction writing projects merge some of those subjects, with a particular focus on the skills and beliefs previous generations do or do not impart on later generations as well as how loss affects later generations. My nonfiction and poetry have been published in After the Pause, Red Weather, and In the Words of Womyn International: 2016 Anthology, among other publications. I have enjoyed teaching at UMD since 2013. Outside of my work at the university, I enjoy helping screen submissions for Split Rock Review and keeping busy outdoors.

Education

MFA, Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2013
BA, English Literature, Concordia College, 2010

Courses Taught

WRIT 3110: Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters
WRIT 3140: Advanced Writing: Human Services
WRIT 3100: Advanced Writing: Language and Literature
WRIT 1120:  College Writing
WRIT 1006: Journal and Memoir Writing

Research Interests

Themes of feminism, blue-collar work, Minnesotan culture, generations, grief, and what is passed on.

Publications

“Review of Kristine Ong Muslim’s Meditations of a Beast.” Split Rock Review. Issue 8. 2017

“Open-Eyed Senses.” Red Weather. Issue 35. 2016

“Water Shed.” Red Weather. Issue 35. 2016

“My Name is Forgotten.” In the Words of Womyn International: 2016 Anthology. Eds. Sarah Frances Moran and Jenuine Poetess. Waco, TX: Yellow Chair Review, 2016

“Grimy Dirt Porch.” After the Pause. 2015

“As the Story Goes.” Red Weather. Issue 34.2. 2015

“Don’t Mistake Me for Delicate.” Red Weather. Issue 34.2. 2015

“Girlhood.” Red Weather. Issue 34.2. 2015

“And For Me (A Cento).” Red Weather. Issue 33. 2014

“Eight Sunhat Angles.” Red Weather. Issue 33. 2014

“Valuable Skills.” Red Weather. Issue 33. 2014

“It Gets Late Before It Gets Dark.” Everywritersresource.com. June 2013

“Disguises.” Red Weather. Issue 32. 2013

“Home for Hearts.” Red Weather. Issue 32. 2013

“I Have Decided.” Red Weather. Issue 32. 2013

“Choice.” Red Weather. Issue 31. 2012