David Gilcrest | Prescott College

David Gilcrest

Academic Statement

David is originally from Detroit and Cleveland. He attended Dartmouth College, the University of Utah, the University of Montana, finally earning his doctorate from the University of Oregon. He has taught at Carroll College (now Carroll University), the University of Montana, and online for Green Mountain College and Prescott College.

Education

Ph.D. English, University of Oregon, 1996
M.F.A. Poetry, University of Montana, 1990
M.A. English, University of Utah, 1987
B.A. English (Creative Writing, with honors) and Psychology (double major), Dartmouth College, 1984
University School, Hunting Valley, Ohio, 1980

Expertise

Literature and the Environment, Ecopoetics, Environmental History & Ethics, Buddhist Hermeneutics and Poetics

Publications

Books

Greening the Lyre: Environmental Poetics and Ethics. University of Nevada Press, 2002

Essays and Chapters

“The Dixon Bards.” In These Living Songs: Reading Montana Poetry. University of Montana Press (2014)

“Encomium to Paper.” Northwest Review (Spring 2006)

“Encomium to Paper.” Poetry Daily.

Essays and Chapters

“Regarding Silence: Crosscultural Roots of Ecopoetic Meditation.” Ecological Poetry: A
Critical Introduction
, Scott Bryson, ed., University of Utah Press, 2002

“Rhetorical Redemption, Environmental Poetics, and the Case of the Camperdown Elm.”
Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 8.2 (Summer 2001)

Book Reviews

Green Writing: Romanticism and Ecology, James C. McKusick. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2001.
Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 9.1 (Winter 2002)

Poetry

Poetry appearing in New York Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, Stonefence Review

Presentations

“’How We Go On’: Entering the Anthropocene with Snyder and Burke.” Western Literature Association Conference, Big Sky, Montana September 2016

“Going to Ground: The Temptations of Orpheus.” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Conference, Moscow, Idaho June 2015

“Rereading Montana: Kigo and Climate Change in Big Sky Country.” Conference on Ecopoetics, UC Berkeley, February 2013.

“Encomium to Paper.” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Conference, Eugene, Oregon June 2005

“Pedagogy As If: Monologic and Dialogic Writing Program Administration.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, Vancouver, BC 2001

“Journey to the Center of the Earth: Scientific and Aesthetic Experience of Minong.” Citizens, Science, and Environment Conference, Eugene, Oregon 2001

“Regarding Silence: Crosscultural Roots of Ecopoetic Meditation.” North American Interdisciplinary Conference on Environment and Community, Reno, Nevada 2000

“One Tree at a Time: Marianne Moore’s Intertextual Rhetoric and the Case of the Camperdown Elm.” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan 1999

“Environmental Poetics and the Prospect of Language.” Association for the Study of Literature & Environment Conference, Missoula, Montana 1997

“Green Speech: The Trope of Speaking Nature.” Oregon Conference on Composition and Rhetoric, La Grande, Oregon 1997

“Tongue of Winter: Skepticism and Contemporary Environmental Poetry.” Colloquium on Literature and Environment, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 1996

“Organicist and Interventionist Pedagogies in the Nineteenth Century.” Oregon Conference on Composition and Rhetoric, Eugene, Oregon 1993

“Radical Environmentalism and the Rhetoric of Community.” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association Conference, Bend, Oregon 1993

“Robert Frost and the (Dis)Consolations of Rhetoric,” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association Conference, Seattle, Washington 1992

Awards, Grants, & Honors

“Outstanding Academic Title,” Greening the Lyre: Environmental Poetics and Ethics, American Library Association
Faculty Development Grant, Carroll University, 2000
Rudolf Ernst Fellowship, Best Dissertation Prospectus, English, University of Oregon
Sarah Harkness Kirby Award, Best Seminar Paper, English, University of Oregon
Honors, M.A. Examination, University of Utah
Grimes English Prize, Dartmouth College
Eleanor Frost Experimental Theater Prize, Dartmouth College