Meet the Faculty

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Jeffrey Schultz

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
Interim Director of Creative Writing (2014-15)

Division: Humanities/Teacher Education Division
Office: Thornton Administrative Center (TAC) 142
Phone: 3105064189

  • BA, English, California State University, Fresno, 2001
  • MFA, Creative Writing, University of Oregon, 2003


  • Advanced Poetry Workshop
  • Intermediate Creative Writing
  • Beginning Creative Writing
  • English Composition

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • National Poetry Series Selection, 2013
  • Brett J. Love Award for Teaching Excellence, Pepperdine University, 2012
  • Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, Poetry Foundation, 2009
  • "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize, Boston Review/Unterberg Poetry Center/92nd Street Y, 2009

Academic Interests:

  • Aesthetic theory
  • Elegy
  • Frankfurt School critical theory
  • Modern and contemporary poetry and poetics

Selected Works:

  • What Ridiculous Things We Could Ask of Each Other: Poems. University of Georgia Press, 2014
  • "J. Listens to Line Static on the Last Pay Phone in the Continental U.S." Miramar, 2014 .
  • "To the Unexploded H-Bomb Lost in Tidal Mud off the Coast of Savannah, GA." Miramar, 2014.
  • "Offering of Two Burning Calves." Southern Indiana Review, Fall 2013.
  • "The Soul as a Kind of Life I Sort of Lived Once." Anti-, 2013.
  • "Inner City Circular Saw Cosmology Blues." Anti-, 2013.
  • "Apocalypse When?" Solo Novo, forthcoming 2013.
  • "The Soul as Rooms for Rent." 32 Poems, 10.2, Fall, 2012.
  • "Permanent Collection." Prairie Schooner, 86.1, Spring, 2012.
  • "The Mourner's Fare." Prairie Schooner, 86.1, Spring, 2012.
  • "The Soul as Social Service Caseworker." Boxcar Poetry Review, 28, Summer 2011.
  • "The Soul as Kaczynski." Copper Nickel, 16, Fall 2011.
  • "The Soul as Episode in the Supermarket." Copper Nickel, 16, Fall 2011.
  • "Our Lady of the Electrical Substation." Linebreak, December 28th, 2010.
  • "Old News and the Borrowed Blues." Indiana Review, 32.2, 2010.
  • "As if Someone Were Trying to Tell Us Something." Grist, 3.1, 2010.
  • "J. Finds in His Pockets Neither Change nor Small Bills." Poetry, November 2009.
  • "The Gathering Blues." Missouri Review, Fall 2009.
  • "J. Resists the Urge to Comment on Your Blog." Missouri Review, Fall 2009.
  • "These Arms of Mine." Northwest Review, Fall 2009.
  • "J. Begins by Saying The World's Not as It Should Be." Art Beat, PBS NewsHour Online. May 18-May 24, 2009.
  • "J. Steals from the Rich and Uses the Money to Get Drunk Again." Boston Review, May/June 2009.
  • "J. Learns the Difference Between Poverty and Having No Money." Poetry, February 2008.
  • "Weekday Apocalyptic." Poetry Northwest, Spring / Summer 2007.
  • "The Day Before the Revolution." Solo Cafe #2, Fall 2006.
  • "Power Outage, Fresno, California, August 10th, 1996." Great River Review #45, Fall 2006.
  • "Sunset at the Meat Packing Plant with Shoes Slung over an Electrical Wire." Willow Springs #57, Spring 2006.


  • Pepperdine University Humanities and Teacher Education Symposium "Seriously Childish"
    Pepperdine University
    Malibu, CA 2014
  • Critical Pedagogy & the Creative Writing Workshop Conference "Cliché as Reification: Introducing the Method of a Radical Criticality in the Undergraduate Creative Writing Classroom"
    Manhattanville College
    Purchase, NY 2013
  • Associated Writers & Writing Programs Conference (AWP) "'Just a way of joining one thing to another,' Larry Levis and Teaching Metonymy in the Creative Writing Classroom"
    "A blueprint of something never finished": Larry Levis in the Classroom Panel Boston, MA 2013
  • Christian Scholars Conference, Pepperdine University "Our Daily Disaffirmation: Poetry and the Preservation of Negative Thinking"
    Poetry in the Age of Science Panel
    Malibu, CA 2011
  • Associated Writers & Writing Programs Conference (AWP) "The Poem Doesn't Want: Refocusing on the Poet as Agent in the Process of Making"
    Pedagogy Forum Presentation
    Washington, D.C. 2011