North Central names "Writer in Residence"

Date: April 16, 2012 - 2:55pm

Minneapolis, MN - Associate Professor Gary Dop named "Writer in Residence", April 16, 2012.

According to Thomas Burkman, Vice President of Academic Affairs, "It is with great delight and honor that I have the pleasure of announcing that Associate Professor Gary Dop as being named:  'Writer in Residence' for North Central University.  The title honors his accomplishments as a distinguished writer and poet.  This title brings further recognition to the English department and to NCU.  North Central is very proud to call Gary Dop one of our own."

An alumnus of North Central, Gary Dop engages students with wit and humor. As a creative writing professor, Dop thrives on encouraging young writers as they begin the long, joyous process of finding their voice, developing their craft, and embracing the publishing world.

Dop received his M.F.A from the University of Nebraska, where he was awarded the M.F.A. Creative Writing Award as the program's top student. Dop’s poems regularly appear in national literary magazines, and he presents his work at universities and community events around the country. His poetry has been recognized by the Poetry Foundation’s syndicated newspaper column, American Life in Poetry, and by the Pushcart Prize Anthology with a 2011 Special Mention.
The following journals, among others, have published Dop’s work:

  • North American Review, New Letters, Poetry Northwest, The New York Quarterly,
  • Rattle, AGNI, Hotel Amerika, Salt Hill, Passages North, Poetry East, Cave Wall
  • Poet Lore, and Green Mountains Review

In addition to creative writing and literature courses, Dop founded and directs the Taproot Reading Series, which brings accomplished writers into Minneapolis' Elliot Park Neighborhood, and he occasionally works as a creative consultant (writing commercials, short films, and creative material) for businesses and arts organizations.

For more information, visit his website: