Geoff Bouvier, Ph.D.
Bouvier has previously published two books of prose poetry, including the APR/Honickman Prize-winning “Living Room.”
Geoff Bouvier has previously published two books of prose poetry, including the APR/Honickman Prize-winning “Living Room.” He served as the Holloway Lecturer in Poetry at the University of California-Berkeley and he has written long-form magazine journalism, publishing more than 50 cover stories. His prose poems have appeared in numerous journals including American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly and New American Writing. He is currently an instructor of creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University and a faculty member of the writing program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Q&A with Dr. Bouvier
Where did you grow up? Can you tell us a little about your educational journey?
I grew up in Connecticut. I got a B.A. at UConn, an M.F.A. at Bard College, and a Ph.D. at Florida State.
When did you first fall in love with your field of study? What made you decide to work in academia?
I've always wanted to be a writer. I turned to academia because I've also always wanted to teach.
What attracted you to VCU? What are you most excited about in regards to VCU and Richmond?
The English Department at VCU was very inviting and supportive. Richmond seems amazing!
Can you talk a little about your teaching philosophy? What do you most like about teaching?
Teaching is all about service: service to my students, service to my colleagues, service to an academic community. The students are the best part (the batteries in the machine).
Can you tell us either a quirky fact about yourself or some of your hobbies?
I've played poker professionally. And I used to be able to dunk a basketball.