Dr. David J. Rothman

Dr. David J. Rothman
Director of Graduate Program in Creative Writing; Director of Poetry Concentration
AB, Harvard University; MA, University of Utah; PhD, New York University;
Phone: 
970.943.2058
Office Location: 
Taylor Hall 222B
Departments: 
Graduate Program in Creative Writing Department
Graduate Programs at Western
Academic Program: 
Graduate Program in Creative Writing: Low Residency MFA and MA; Certificate in Publishing
Poetry with an Emphasis on Versecraft ("Formal Poetry")
Writing the Rockies Annual Conference

David J. Rothman serves as the Director of Western’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing, along with also directing the Poetry Concentration. His most recent volumes of poetry, both of which appeared in 2013, are The Book of Catapults (White Violet Press) and Part of the Darkness (Entasis Press). A book of essays about mountains and mountain towns, Living the Life (Conundrum Press), also appeared in 2013. His poems, essays and scholarly work have appeared widely, in journals including Appalachia, Atlantic Monthly, Gettysburg Review, Hudson ReviewKenyon Review, Poetry, and scores of other newspapers, journals and periodicals. He co-founded the Crested Butte Music Festival, was the founding Publisher and Editor of Conundrum Press (now owned by the Samizdat Group of Denver), and currently serves as Resident Poet with Colorado Public Radio. He has served as Executive Director, President, and a Board Member of the Robinson Jeffers Association, and currently serves on the board of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) and of the West Chester University Poetry Center. He lives in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Person Type: 
Faculty