Jared Stanley, MFA

Assistant Professor
Jared Stanley


Jared Stanley is a poet who often works with artists. He is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, EARS (Nightboat Books, 2017), The Weeds (Salt Publishing 2012), and Book Made of Forest (Salt Publishing, 2009), which won the Crashaw Prize for Poetry. His poetry and prose have appeared in many journals including Bennington Review, The New York Times, VOLT, Harvard Review, Triple Canopy, The Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-day and in the anthology Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for the Anthropocene (Wesleyan, 2018).

His awards include The Saturnalia Books Prize, The Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame and fellowships from the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard, Nevada Arts Council and the Center for Art + Environment. Born in Arizona, Stanley grew up in northern California and now lives in northern Nevada.

Research interests

  • Creative writing (poetry)
  • Contemporary poetics
  • Interdisciplinary practice
  • Anthropocene poetics

Courses taught

  • ENG 102
  • ENG 304 A/B
  • ENG 401B
  • ENG 404 A/B
  • ENG 708
  • ENG 709

Notable exhibition or performances

  • La Jolla Reading Room (with Matthew Hebert)
  • Terma, Images from the Ear or Groin or Somewhere (with Sameer Farooq) The Lilley Museum of Art, University of Nevada, Reno, 2019


  • EARS (Nightboat Books, 2017)


  • MFA, creative writing (poetry), University of Iowa, 2004
  • B.A., English literature, University of California, Berkeley, 2001