Ben Morris

Academic Specialties:

Contemporary American Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, Film, and Creative Writing


  • Ph.D., English, University of North Dakota
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • B.F.A., Creative Writing, Penn State Behrend

Selected Publications:

  • "Diamond Dads." Pithead Chapel, 2022 .
  • "Taking the Bait." Cleaver Magazine, 2018.
  • "B-Side." Digging Through the Fat, 2016.
  • "Returning Train(s)." North Dakota Quarterly, 2016.
  • "County Road Q." drafthorse, 2014.
  • "Arriving on Time: Postcard to Centennial." Blue Bear Review, 2012.
  • "Arriving on Time: I-79." Rusty Typer, 2011.
  • "Sixteen Mile Flood." Lake Effect, 2008.

2015 Thomas McGrath Poetry Award, Academy of American Poets


  • "New Writing from Watauga County." Appalachian Studies Association Conference; Morgantown, WV. March 17-20, 2022.
  • "Craft Talk: Fiction." University of North Dakota Writers Conference; Grand Forks, ND. April 6-8, 2016.
  • "Finding Your Voice in Northern Appalachian Writing." Writers Conference of Northern Appalachia; Wheeling, WV. September 6-8, 2019.
Title: Lecturer
Department: Department of English

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2328

Office address
Sanford Hall 332
Office Hours: TR 10 AM - 2 PM