Christopher Kang

Christopher Kang

Assistant Professor - English

Office: Kauke 216
Phone: 330-263-2028
Email: ckang@wooster.edu
Website

Degrees

  • B.A., English,  Cornell University, 2004
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing / Fiction - University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2006
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing / Poetry - Iowa Writers’ Workshop, University of Iowa 2008
  • M.A., English - University of California, Irvine, 2015
  • Ph.D., English - University of California, Irvine, 2019

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 161: Introduction to Fiction & Poetry Writing
  • First-Year Seminar: The Politics of the Avengers

Publications

Book

  • When He Sprang From His Bed, Staggered Backward, And Fell Dead, We Clung Together With Faint Hearts, And Mutely Questioned Each Other, Green Mountains Review Books, Johnson State College, 2017

Fiction

  • “One Ton Prop,” Lit Hub, 2018
  • “One Ton Prop,” Epiphany Magazine, 2018
  • “Join,” Faultline, University of California, Irvine, 2017
  • “The Looms,” The L Magazine, 2007

Poetry

  • Four Poems from Everything Changed Everything Changed, Faultline, University of California, Irvine, 2018
  • “A Second Hand,” Faultline, University of California, Irvine, 2017
  • “You Are No Longer Twice,” Faultline, University of California, Irvine, 2017
  • “The Cy Twombly Poem,” Open City, 2008-2009
  • “The Anarchist Thinks of Winter,” Open City, 2008-2009
  • “My Love is Like Oh,” Massachusetts Review, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2009
  • “Your Way of Thinking,” jubilat, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2008
  • “Your Way of Thinking,” Verse Daily, 2008
  • “What Would Pass in All Those Years,” Cimarron Review, Oklahoma State University, 2007
  • “If This Was Walking Far,” Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Columbia University, 2007
  • “A Novel is the Form of Sleep,” Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Columbia University, 2007
  • “The Night We Called It a Day,” Gulf Coast, University of Houston, 2007
  • “I Have a Thing to Say About Happiness,” Gulf Coast, University of Houston, 2007
  • “Note to Reader,” Gulf Coast, University of Houston, 2007

Creative Nonfiction

  • “Research Notes,” Necessary Fiction, 2017

Research Interests

  • Creative Writing - Fiction / Poetry / Creative Nonfiction
  • Genre Hybridity
  • British Romanticism
  • Ecocriticism
  • Visual-Textual Studies
  • Critical Theory
  • Cultural Studies

Notes

Christopher Kang (B.A. Cornell University; M.F.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.F.A. Iowa Writers’ Workshop; M.A. and Ph.D. University of California, Irvine) writes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and criticism. He recently earned his Ph.D. in English, completing a dissertation entitled Zero Ecology: A Study of British Romantic Poetry.

His first book of stories, When He Sprang From His Bed, Staggered Backward, and Fell Dead, We Clung Together with Faint Hearts, and Mutely Questioned Each Other, was selected by Sarah Manguso for the 2016 GMR Book Prize. His short fiction and poetry have appeared in LitHub, Epiphany, jubilat, Massachusetts Review, Gulf Coast, Verse Daily, Cimarron Review, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Open City, and elsewhere.

He is currently working on a collection of poems, a novel, and a work of creative nonfiction for beginning creative writers. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of The Collected Works of Monday, an online press that will publish works of visual and experimental poetry.