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Chad Abushanab

Chad Abushanab
Assistant Professor of English


Chad Abushanab is the winner of the 2018 Donald Justice Poetry Prize. His debut poetry collection, The Last Visit, was selected by Jericho Brown and published by Autumn House Press in March 2019.

His poems have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Believer, Best New Poets, Poetry Daily, Birmingham Poetry Review, Ecotone, Southern Poetry Review, Measure: A Journal of Formal Poetry, Shenandoah, The Hopkins Review, Unsplendid, and 32 Poems, among others.

He holds a BA in English from the College of Charleston, an MFA in Creative Writing from Vanderbilt University, and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from Texas Tech University.

At Bemidji State University, he teaches:

  • ENGL 1151 Composition
  • ENGL 2152 Argument and Exposition
  • ENGL 2190 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 3125/5125 Writing Poetry I
  • ENGL 4126/5126 Writing Poetry II