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Greg Brownderville

Director of Creative Writing
Editor-in-Chief of the Southwest Review
Associate Professor of English

MFA, University of Mississippi

Prof Brownderville 2018Greg Brownderville has published three books of poems: A Horse with Holes in It (LSU Press, Southern Messenger Poets series, 2016), Gust (Northwestern University Press / TriQuarterly, 2011), and Deep Down in the Delta (Butler Center Books, 2012). Brownderville wrote the lyrics for a musical piece entitled Ripple the Sky, which premiered with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2016. Brownderville edits the Southwest Review, which is the nation’s third-longest-running literary magazine, and directs the Creative Writing program at SMU.



Courses taught

2390, 3390

Areas of research




transmedia storytelling


A Horse with Holes in It: Poems (LSU Press, 2016)

Deep Down in the Delta (Butler Center Books, 2012)

Gust: Poems (Northwestern University Press, 2011)


Top Picks, Library Journal

Best-Seller List, Poetry Foundation

Walter E. Dakin Fellowship, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, 2012

Poetry Award, New Millennium Writings, 2011

Voice-Only Poetry prize, Missouri Review, 2011

Jane Geske Award, Prairie Schooner, 2010

Porter Prize, 2007