Heather McNaugher, Ph.D.

Heather McNaugher
Associate Professor of English & Creative Writing
412-365-1210
Lindsay - 32

Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA 
Joined Chatham:  2006

ACADEMIC AREAS OF INTEREST

Contemporary Poetry, Contemporary English and American Novel, Victorian Novel, Nonfiction

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BIOGRAPHY
Heather McNaugher is the author of Second-order Desire and System of Hideouts and two poetry chapbooks, Panic & Joy and Double Life. Currently nonfiction editor of The Fourth River, she has published prose in Fourth Genre and The Bellevue Literary Review. A member of The Barbara Pym Society, she recently presented and published her paper, ‘“A Plain-looking Woman No Longer Young”: Acceptance as Irony in Crampton Hodnet.’
EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., English, The State University of New York at Binghamton, NY 2004
  • BA, English, Chatham College, Pittsburgh 1995
AWARDS 
  • Finalist, 2016 Philip Levine Poetry Prize for manuscript The Passenger and Other Poems
  • Finalist, 2011 Gertrude Press Chapbook Contest, for manuscript "Emergency Contact"
  • Finalist, Main Street Rag Annual Poetry Book Award, 2011 (includes publication)
  • Irene Heinz Given Professor 2010 - 2013
  • Finalist, The Answer is a Shudder, Robin Becker Chapbook Prize sponsored by Seven Kitchens Press
  • Semi-finalist, Finishing Line Press’s New Women’s Voices Poetry Series, 2007 (includes chapbook publication)
  • Honorable Mention for “I Could Never” (poem) in Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest 2006
ORGANIZATIONS
  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs
  • Association for the Study of Literature & the Environment
ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Fetzer Institute/American Library Association Scholar 2009
PUBLICATIONS
  • System of Hideouts (full-length poetry collection) Main Street Rag Publishing Co. 2012
  • “’She Sought a Spiritual Heir:’ Cosmopolitanism in Howards End” (book chapter) in Literary Cartographies: Spatiality, Representation, and Narrative ed. Robert Tally 2014
  • Double Life poetry chapbook, Night Ballet Press 2014
  • Beside Yourself & A New Leaf (poems) Lilliput Spring 2015
  • Mixtape collaborative poetry e-chapbook, Blast Furnace 2015
  • You Wouldn't Do It (poem) The Cossack Review 6 2016
  • I Could Never & Untitled in Words without Walls: Writers on Addiction, Violence, and Incarceration, Trinity University Press, 2014
  • Panic & Joy (poetry chapbook) Finishing Line Press 2008
  • Nighthawks, Affirmations, The Precise Moment of Take-off Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, 3rd ed., Autumn House Press, 2014
  • Pre-9/11, The Department of English, 2011, Sea Breeze, Olympia, WA (poems) The Paterson Literary Review Fall 2013
  • Play & The Stakes Weave Magazine July 2014
  • Nature & Environmental Writing Workshop (poem) Really System Spring 2015
  • The Outsiders (poem, Pushcart nominee) Lipsmack Winter 2014
  • The Porch (poem) Coal Hill Review 11 Autumn 2012
  • Highland Park (poem) RUNE Magazine Spring 2010
  • Teaching Moby Dick & Double Life (poems) 5 A.M. 34 Winter 2011
  • Accoutrements & Saturday Night with Self (poems) Pebble Lake Review Fall/Winter 2009
  • Armour (poem) 5 A.M. 31 Spring 2010
  • To Eat a Doughnut in the Dark, Alone (poem) Leveler Winter 2010
  • If (prose poem) Sleet Magazine 2.1 Spring 2010
  • Washer & Dryer (poem) Pittsburgh City Paper October 28, 2009
  • Cherry Pop-Tarts (poem) The New Ohio Review 6 Fall 2009
  • I Tell My Student (poem) The Gay & Lesbian Review March-April 2009
  • Emergency Contact (poem) Paterson Literary Review (forthcoming)
  • Bitter (poem) The Poets' Haggadah ed. by Rick Lupert 2008
  • What Do You Do? (poem) The Cortland Review 39
  • I Could Never (poem) The Paterson Literary Review 36
  • The Moment (poem) Dirt Rag Magazine July 2007
  • How to Dance (poem) Paper Street Spring 2007
  • Maedchen in Uniform (poem) The Gay & Lesbian Review July-August 2006
  • My Town of Endless Returns (nonfiction) TheNewYinzer.com Summer 2006
  • The Ballad of the Easily Overwhelmed (poem) The Paterson Literary Review 33
  • The New New Formalist (poem) The Paterson Literary Review 32
  • Imminence (nonfiction) The Bellevue Literary Review Spring 2003
  • Looking Up (poem) The Twelfth Street Review 1.2
  • Seattle (fiction) Blithe House Quarterly Fall 1999
  • Evidence (poem) Beacon Street Review 12.2
 PRESENTATIONS
  • “’It’s an Aesthetic Abomination:’” Aesthetics, Intimacy and Environment in Jane Smiley’s Good Faith” Association for the Study of Literature & the Environment, Idaho, June 2015
  • Binghamton University March 2014
  • “Eros in the Classroom” Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Boston 2013
  • University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg, September 2012
  • Westmoreland County Arts Festival, July 2012
  • Cities of Asylum, September 2012
  • Awesome Books, Pittsburgh, July 2012
  • Pride in the Pines, Flagstaff, AZ June 2012
  • Hemingway's, May 2012
  • Robert Morris University April 2010
  • DV8 Coffee House Greensburg, PA March 2010
  • "The Hard Facts of the General & the Particular in Dickens' Hard Times" Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language & Media Northern Illinois University April 2010
  • Sixth Annual ACLU Bill of Rights Poetry Reading November 2009
  • "Redesign(at)ing the Body in D.H. Lawrence's The Fox." National College English Association Conference (Pittsburgh, PA), March 2009
  • Duquesne University Nov 2008
  • Robert Morris University April 2008
  • Interview with Karen Lillis of Lillis/Distributor Pittsburgh
  • Pot Luck Readers Series, Most Wanted Fine Arts Gallery, Pittsburgh Feb 2008
  • Choice Cuts, Slaughterhouse, Pittsburgh Feb 2008
  • Cornelia Street Cafe, New York City Feb 2008
  • Union Docs, Brooklyn Feb 2008