Faculty Directory
Matt Miller


Associate Professor of English

PhD, University of Iowa, 2008
MFA, University of Iowa, 2000
MA, University of Nebraska, 2004
BA, University of Nebraska, 2002

Matt Miller is an Associate Professor of English at Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women, where he teaches American literature and culture, as well as various writing courses. He holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Iowa and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Miller is a founding member of the Walt Whitman Initiative, an international collective bringing together all people interested in the life and work of Whitman, and currently serves on the board of directors. He lives in Long Island City, Queens.

He is interested in nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature, poetry and poetics, creative writing, digital scholarship, manuscript studies.

He has received a University of Iowa Graduate Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award; Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing Prize; and a Ballard/Seashore Fellowship. Miller's writing has received first place in the Iowa Writers' Workshop John Logan Poetry Prize, an A.W.P Intro Award from the Associated Writing Programs, and the Academy of American Poets award.

Best known for his work on the poet, Walt Whitman, Professor Miller is the author of Collage of Myself: Walt Whitman and the Making of Leaves of Grass. His next book, an edited volume of Whitman's notebooks and journals, will be published in spring 2020. He is also currently completing a new book manuscript tentatively titled, Whitman's Wilder Children: Paths in American Poetics. His articles, poetry, reviews, and interviews have appeared in many distinguished publications, including the Arizona Quarterly, A.W.P. Writers' Chronicle, Book History, Poets and Writers, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, Jacket (Australia), New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Verse, and Volt.


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Summer 2019

Myth and Magic in American Literature
ENGL 2924


Fall 2018

Freshman Honors Seminar
ENGL 1200H


Literature and Visual Art in the Twentieth Century
ENGL 2970


Intro to Creative Writing
ENGL 1800


Summer 2018

Literature and Culture of the Roaring 20s
ENGL 2520


Spring 2018

Parents and Children in American Literature
ENGL 2880


Reading, Writing, and Blogging Poetry
ENGL 1920


Topics: American Countercultures
ENGL 2600


Fall 2017

American Literature and Culture
ENGL 2510


Intro to Creative Writing
ENGL 1800


Magic Realism and Art of the Uncanny
ENGL 2795


Summer 2017

Literature and Culture of the Roaring 20s
ENGL 2520


Spring 2017

Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 1100


Senior Exit Project Creative Writing
ENGL 4001


Survey of American Literature II
ENGL 2007


Transcendentalism: Advanced Level
ENGL 3525