William O. Boggs

B.S. Education, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

M.A. English, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

D.A. English, Carnegie-Mellon University

Office: 312D Spotts WCB

Telephone: 724-738-2348

E-Mail: william.boggs@sru.edu

Fall 2007 Semester : Check the I-Drive for current syllabi


  • Swimming in Clear Water
  • Eddy Johnson's American Dream
  • The Man Who Never Comes Back
  • Greatest Hits (Now available from Pudding House Publications)


  • Pennsylvania Center for the Book
  • Pennsylvania Writers Collection
  • PA Arts Council Fellowship
  • Academy of American Poets Prize
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation Grant
  • P.E.N. Grant
  • Bitterroot Poetry Contest 1st Prize
  • Jack Finegan Award


The Penguin Review, Hiram Poetry Review, PigIron, Bitterroot, Three Rivers Poetry Journal, Tar River Poetry, Barnwood, Nightsun, The Laurel Review, Poetry Motel, The Colorado Review, The Oakland Review, Will Work for Peace, The Oakland Review Anthology, poetrytonight.com, Pennsylvania English, Red Raven Review, Florida English and others.

Courses Taught:

Liberal Studies

        College Writing I

        College Writing II

  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Interpreting Literature

Undergrad Majors

  • Creative Writing I
  • Advertising Writing and Production
  • Film Analysis
  • Contemporary American and English Literature
  • Writing for Electronic Media and Film
  • Cinematic Review
  • American Literature I
  • American Literature II
  • The Poem
  • Business Writing
  • Creative Writing: Poetry
  • Creative Writing: Fiction
  • 204 Composition and Rhetoric


  • Seminar in Professional Writing
  • American Lit. 1945-Present
  • Introduction to Rhetoric
  • Seminar in Creative Writing
  • Seminar in Advertising and Public Relations Writing
  • 598 The Teaching of Creative Writing

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