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  • Sharon M Mesmer

    Part-time Associate Teaching Professor


    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Sharon M Mesmer


    Sharon Mesmer’s fiction collections are Ma Vie à Yonago (Hachette Littératures, Paris, in French translation, 2005), In Ordinary Time (Hanging Loose Press, 2005) and The Empty Quarter (Hanging Loose Press, 2000). An excerpt of her story “Revenge” appears in the anthology I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing By Women (Les Figues, 2012). Her recent poetry collection, Greetings From My Girlie Leisure Place (Bloof Books), was voted “Best of 2015” by Entropy. Four of her poems appear in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (second edition, 2013). Previous collections are Annoying Diabetic Bitch (Combo Books, 2008), The Virgin Formica (Hanging Loose Press, 2008), Vertigo Seeks Affinities (chapbook, Belladonna Books, 2007), Half Angel, Half Lunch (Hard Press, 1998) and Crossing Second Avenue (chapbook, ABJ Press, Tokyo, 1997). Other anthology appearances include Brooklyn Poets Anthology (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2017), Poems for the Nation: Edited by Allen Ginsberg (Seven Stories Press, 2000) and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1999). She is co-editor of Flarf: An Anthology of Flarf, Edge Books, 2017. Her awards include a Fulbright Specialist grant (2011), a Jerome Foundation/SASE award (as mentor to poet Elisabeth Workman, 2009) and two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships (2007 and 1999). Her essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, Paris Review, American Poetry Review, and the Brooklyn Rail, among other places.


    Current Courses

    Accidental Realities: Fiction

    Accidental Realities: Fiction (Fall 2019)

    Accidental Realities: Fiction

    Beg Poetry Workshop

    Beg. Fiction (Fall 2019)

    Creative Thesis & Lit. Project

    Introduction to Fiction

    Online Immersion: Fiction

    Online Immersion: Fiction (Open Campus)

    R. Eric Thomas: Salon

    R. Eric Thomas: Salon (Open Campus)

    Riggio Honors Program: Thesis (Fall 2019)

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