David Jauss, Professor of English
David Jauss is the author of two collections of short stories, Black Maps (Univ. of Massachusetts Press,’96), winner of the AWP Award in Short Fiction, and Crimes of Passion (Story Press, ‘84); two collections of poems, You Are Not Here (Fleur-de-Lis Press, ‘02), winner of the Fleur-de-Lis Poetry Prize, and Improvising Rivers (Cleveland State Univ. Press, ‘95); a collection of essays on the craft of fiction, Alone With All That Could Happen (Writer’s Digest Books, ‘08); and a monograph on closure in literature and the arts, “A Crack in Everything”: How We Know What’s Done Is Done (Haystack Mountain, ‘09). He has also co-edited, with Philip Dacey, Strong Measures: Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms (HarperCollins, ’86; Longman, ’04) and edited The Best of Crazyhorse (Univ. of Arkansas Press, ‘90), a collection of poems and stories from that renowned literary journal, and Words Overflown by Stars (Writer’s Digest Books, ’09), a collection of essays on the craft of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. His stories, essays, and poems have appeared in numerous magazines, and his short stories have been reprinted in Best American Short Stories and the O. Henry Prize and Pushcart Prize annual anthologies.