Congratulations to JKS alumnus Ryan Clark!

Ryan Clark (MFA in Writing & Poetics, 2008) successfully defended his dissertation on October 9, 2013, thereby completing the requirements for his Ph.D. in English Studies from Illinois State University. The dissertation features a blend of critical and creative work and is entitled “Homophonic Translation, Appositional Writing, and the Monster.” While he intends to re-enter the job market this fall in pursuit of a tenure-track job teaching creative writing, Ryan is currently teaching composition part-time at Savannah State University and is seeking publication of the three poetry manuscripts that make up the creative portion of his dissertation.