Darlene Pagán, PhD

Professor
(503) 352-2748
UC Box 
A142
Bates House 13

Office Hours Spring 2018: Mondays from 1:00 - 3:00PM, and by appointment.
Website: www.darlenepagan.com

Darlene Pagán is a Professor of Arts and Humanities at Pacific University, where she teaches creative nonfiction, research and writing, poetry, first-year seminar, and twentieth-century literature including courses such as Native American Literature and World Literature. She is an Associate Editor with Airlie Press in Portland, Oregon, and offers workshops in creative writing to the public including elementary schools, libraries, and community centers.

Since publishing a book of poems in 2015, Setting the Fires, Pagán recently completed a memoir project titled The Safest Place to Fall, which chronicles her struggles to diagnose and take care of her son, diagnosed with a rare inflammatory disease that prevents him from eating food, and will include some of her own cartooning. The project is expected to be completed in 2018, and she has already set her sights on a second book of poems and a middle grade fantasy.

Recent Publications

Books

Setting the Fires. Airlie Press, 2015.

Essays

“After the Parade.” Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction 37 (2011): here.

“Women We Call Malo.” Memoir(and) 3.2 (2010): 93-95.

Poetry

Field, Hiram Poetry Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, Cold Mountain Review, Hawai'i Pacific Review, Poet Lore, and Apple Valley Review, among others.

Courses

ENGL 223 Native American Literature
ENGL 227 World Literature: Magical Realism
ENGW 201 Research and Writing
ENGW 206 Creative Writing, Poetry
ENGW 209 Creative Writing, Nonfiction
HUM 100 Storytelling: Potent Magic

Headlines

Scott Korb

We are pleased to announce that Scott Korb will become the new Director of the MFA in Writing Program beginning in May, 2020.

Group of students stand together outside on a lake shore.

English Literature and and Creative Writing majors have been selected to present original research at the 2020 Northwest Undergraduate Conference in Literature this March. 

Kelly Garrett '00 signed a three-book deal with Kensington Books. 

Kelly Garrett '00 received a 2020 Oregon Literary Fellowship. Her debut young adult novel was a 2018 Oregon Book awards finalist, and her first novel for adults comes out in 2021.

Mary Schuster '68 published a new book, The Victim's Voice in the Sexual Misconduct Crisis: Identity, Credibility, and Proof.