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Thomas CarawayThomas E. Caraway

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4797
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Westminster Hall 139


Ph.D. University of North Dakota

M.F.A., B.A. Eastern Washington University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Publishing & editing, book design, 20th-century American poetry and poetics, literary aesthetics, creative writing

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Recent publications:

Poems and stories have appeared in Ascent, Isthmus, New Mexico Review, Redivider, Relief, Ruminate, Smartish Pace, Sugar House Review, Sweet, Talking River Review, the Inlander, and the Spokesman-Review.

"What the Sky Lacks" (book), published by Korrectiv Press, 2018.


"Editing and Publishing Curricula in English Studies." Keynote presentation, Rocky Mountain MLA, October 2017, Spokane, WA.

"The Undergrad and the Literary Journal: Four Models of Undergraduate-edited Magazines." 2017 AWP, Washington D.C.

"Four Inland NW Presses: a reading and discussion." 2016 Montana Festival of the Book, Missoula, MT.

"Religious Editors Publishing Secular Books: Trials and Triumphs." 2016 Festival of Faith and Writing, Grand Rapids, MI.

"Being Poet Laureate: City Laureates on Public Poetry and Building Community." 2015 AWP, Minneapolis, MN.

"What's the Use of an MFA?" 2014 Festival of Faith & Writing, Grand Rapids, MI.

"The State of Christian Literary Publishing." 2014 Festival of Faith & Writing, Grand Rapids, MI.

"The Subversive Spirit: Poetry Writing from the Edge of Faith." 2014 AWP, Seattle, WA.

"Faithful Niche or Faithful Kitsch?: Editors on the Importance of Christian Literary Publishing." 2013 AWP, Boston, MA