Teaching Fellow at the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters
Patrick Dundon is a graduate of the MFA program at Syracuse University where he served as Editor-in-Chief for Salt Hill Journal. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Collagist, BOAAT, Sixth Finch, The Adroit Journal, Birdfeast, DIAGRAM, Word Riot, and elsewhere. He studied in the Poets Studio from 2013-2015. He currently lives, writes, and teaches preschool in Portland, OR.
Teaching Philosophy: "I believe that the largest obstacle we face as writers is ourselves, specifically our desire to create a "finished" and "good" poem or story. Yet getting out of our own way can be more difficult than it seems. I strive to create a classroom environment in which we immerse ourselves in the messiness of the creative process, diving headlong into language and allowing ourselves to make interesting, fruitful mistakes."