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Roy teaches courses both in the English Department and the Academic Support Center. His poems, essays, and interviews have been widely published. Roy holds a Bachelor of Arts and master's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and did an additional year of graduate study in English at the University of Texas. He enjoys reading, gardening, and making miniature junk sculptures in his spare time.
Much of my teaching involves my areas of major interest in creative writing and modern and contemporary poetry. Pursuant to the latter categories, I have published profiles and interviews with such major contemporary figures as Gwendolyn Brooks, Hayden Carruth, Miroslav Holub, and W.D. Snodgrass.
I have also published criticism on Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, and others.
Introduction to Poetry Writing (English 202), Advanced Writing (English 302),
Modern Poetry (English 316), Seminar in Poetry Writing (English 496)
• Pointing Out the Sky. Lincoln: Sandhills Press, 1985 (Booklength collection of poems; finalist, Walt Whitman Award, Poetry Society of America).
• "The Lookout." Prairie Schooner 64.2 (1990): 82-88 (later recorded for Choice Magazine Listening for the visually impaired).
• A Far Allegiance (forthcoming booklenght collection of poems, Backwaters Press, 2007).
• "A Quarter's Worth: Frost's ‘Evening in a Sugar Orchard.'" Northeast 8.2 (2004): 33-6.