Paula Cisewski portrait

Paula Cisewski

Instructor of English
Degree
M.F.A., Vermont College of Fine Arts
B.A., St. Catherine University
At St. Thomas in 2007-2008 and 2014-present
Office
JRC 353
Hours
(Spring 2019) T 11:45am-12:45pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5612

Books

2017: Quitter, winner of the Diode Editions Book Prize
2017: The Threatened Everything, Burnside Review Poetry Prize Finalist selected for publication
2015: Misplaced Sinister, lyric prose, Red Bird Chapbooks
2010: Ghost Fargo, selected for the Nightboat Poetry Prize by Franz Wright
2009: Two Museums, MaCaHu Chapbooks
2008: Or Else What Asked The Flame, co-written w/Mathias Svalina, Scantily Clad Chapbooks
2006: Upon Arrival, Black Ocean
2002: How Birds Work, Fuori Editions

Statement

My passion is for contemporary poetry, creative nonfiction, and hybrid, boundary-pushing texts. In my 121 and 200 level classes, I include a wide range of voices across multiple genres. I ask my students to examine with me how reading, writing, speaking, and listening can draw us more deeply into relationship with our environment, our communities, and ourselves.

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 201 - W09 The Twin Cities Literary Scene - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 112

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 112

Course Registration Number:

22440 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paula F. Cisewski

The Twin Cities has one of the richest literary scenes around. Who are our very own nationally/internationally known writers, poets, playwrights, and spoken word artists, and who influenced them? What are the thriving literary magazines and presses? We'll spend time with a wide range of literary voices across multiple genres, including Chris Santiago’s poetry collection TULA and Stephanie Wilbur Ash’s novel THE ANNIE YEAR. We'll also attend a live literary event and enjoy the company of a guest writer or two. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 203 - F0I Thematic/Intertextual Perspect - - W R - - - 1230 - 1430 TMH 352

Days of Week:

- - W R - - -

Time of Day:

1230 - 1430

Location:

TMH 352

Course Registration Number:

21361 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paula F. Cisewski

With its focus on thematic and intertextual perspectives, the readings in this course might be ordered any number of ways: according to theme, an idea that develops across genres or literary periods, or by their incorporation of specific oral or textual precedents (e.g. mythology, the Bible, classical writings, legends, or folklore). The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W16 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40827 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paula F. Cisewski

Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 121 - W21 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40832 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paula F. Cisewski

Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)