This week, we feature Willard Greenwood, professor of English and editor of the Hiram Poetry Review. Continue to check back for more faculty profiles.
The opportunity to teach creative writing, American Literature and be the editor of a renowned poetry journal was my dream job.
Hiram allows students to become fully formed individuals and adults, and the college encourages its professors to continue developing.
I love politics, economics, art, bourbon, good food and music.
Can I name a few? Here are some that have left an impression: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I am drawn to well-written novels that are beautiful, violent, transgressive and obscene. These novels have stories and characters that make the real world disappear or add to my experience of the world as I know it.
Like most people in English, I loved reading. As I have gotten more experience, I am interested in perfecting the art of teaching, which is not easy.
Hiram students are real professionals — they take their education seriously and are interested in developing their minds and characters.
love hitting tennis balls against the cinder block walls in Fleming Field House. I am always trying to perfect my ground strokes.
I enjoy teaching a first year writing course called Sports and Literature. I am a sports junkie and am able to get people to think about sports and their own lives in ways that might not have. Go Browns!