Clinton Crockett Peters  clintoncrockettp@gmail.com


Clinton Crockett Peters 
(615) 962-3071

clintoncrockettp@gmail.com

Education

University of North Texas. May 12, 2018 

PhD in English–Creative Writing; Concentration: Creative Nonfiction 

Dissertation Committee: Jill Talbot, Corey Marks, Priscilla Ybarra

University of Iowa. 2013

Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction

Texas Tech University. 2007

Bachelor of Arts in Natural History and Humanities 

2nd Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy (Double Major)

Employment

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing. Berry College. August 2018–Present

English Department Fellow. University of North Texas. June 2017–May 2018

Teaching Fellow. University of North Texas. August 2013–May 2017

Teaching Fellow. University of Iowa. August 2012–June 2013

Iowa Arts Fellow. University of Iowa. August 2010–June 2012

Assistant Language Teacher. Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. July 2007–July 2010

Publications 

Book

2018. Pandora’s Garden: Kudzu, Cockroaches, and Other Misfits of Ecology. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press: Crux Series in Literary Nonfiction. Publication Date: May 1, 2018

Essays

2018(Forthcoming). “Dog Catcher.” Orion

2018. “The Most Dangerous Movie Ever Made.” Electric Literature. Online, Oct. 9, 2018

2018. “Snow Monkeys.” Proximity Magazine. Online, Sept. 6, 2018

2018. “Corregidor Flames.” The Common. Online, July 18, 2018

2018. “The Book That Made Me Realize I Was a Mansplainer—And Saved My Marriage.” Electric Literature. Online, Feb. 20, 2018

2017. “The Divine Coming of the Light.” Crab Orchard Review 23.1. December 2017, pp. 98-104. Rafael Torch Literary Nonfiction Award. Best American Travel Writing Notable Essay

2017. “Coming Down.” Yemassee Journal 24.2. Fall 2017, pp. 128–141. Winner of the University of North Texas University Writing Award

2017. “Cannibalizing the Work of Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas.” Essay Daily. Online, Dec. 4, 2017

2017. “Raptors Hunting.” Juked. Online, Nov. 28, 2017

2017. “Seagulled.” Orion 36.3. May/June 2017, pp. 10-12

2017. “Live From Kosuge Village: Scenes From a Trance Concert.” Catapult. Online, Oct. 5, 2017

2017. “Water Bugs: A Story of Absolution.” Southern Review 53.3. Summer 2017, pp. 469–475. Second Runner-up for the 2016 Sonora Review Essay Contest. Best American Essays. Notable Essay. Best American Science and Nature Writing Notable Essay.

2017. “The Wealth of Water Waste.” Fjords. Online, July 20, 2017

2017. “Evolving the Monster: A History of Godzilla.” Catapult. Online, June 6, 2017

2017. “The Great Story of the Stinking Cedar in the Garden of Eden.” Southwest Review 102.1. Spring 2017, pp. 107–117

2017. “Rides with Strangers.” Hotel Amerika 15. Winter 2017, pp. 117–22

2016. “Becoming Mascot.” Iron Horse Literary Review 15.4. Winter 2016, pp. 34–43

2016. “War in the Grand Canyon.” Canary Number 35. Online, Dec. 21 2016. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

2016. “Sailing the Iowa Sea.” Blue Lyra Review 5.3. Online, Nov. 1, 2016

2016. “Beasts in the Street.” Orion 35.3. May/June 2016, pp. 5-6. Nominated for Best of the Net

2016. “The Texas Snow Monkeys.” Columbia Journal 54. Spring 2016, pp. 183–192. Columbia Journal Writing Award. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

2016. “A Passage of Birds.” Lake Effect 20. Spring 2016, pp. 52–61

2016. “At the Power Plant.” North Dakota Quarterly 83.1. Winter 2016, pp. 57–65

2015. “Messages from Earth’s Gardeners.” Waxwing VII. Online, Fall 2015 Finalist for Cutbank’s Montana Prize in Nonfiction

2015. “The Carp Experience.” DIAGRAM 15.5. Online, Oct. 2015

2015. “Rabbits and Convicts.” North American Review 300.4. Fall 2015, pp. 3–5. Torch Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Finalist for New Letters’s Dorothy Cappon Prize for the Essay 

2015. “In Montaigne’s Shadow.” Hunger Mountain. Online, April 28, 2015

2015. “Going on a Burn.” Shenandoah 64.2. Online, Spring 2015. Annual Tom Carter Nonfiction Prize. New Millennium Writings Nonfiction Award Honorable Mention

2015. “The Healer.” South 85. Online, Feb. 13, 2015

2015. “First Bow.” Green Mountains Review 28.1. Spring 2015, pp. 58–62

2014. “The Color of Tarsiers.” Cahoodaloodaling 14. Online, Nov. 2, 2014. Nominated for storySouth Million Writers Award

2014. “Michel and Me.” The Drunken Odyssey 115. Online, Aug. 30, 2014

2012. “Uncle Shark.” Upstreet 8. 2012, pp. 209–11

Fiction

2018. “The Ecology of Bliss.” Entropy Magazine. Online, July 9, 2018 

2018. “Ecotones.” Cold Mountain Review: Special Issue on Extinction. Online, Spring 2018. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

2017. “Living Art.” Blue Earth Review 18. Spring 2017, pp. 44–46

2016. “Lifeguard.” The MacGuffin 32.3. Spring/Summer 2016, pp. 66–73

2007. “Door in the Road.” The Grassroots Journal 3. Spring 2007, pp. 7-14

2004. “Bar Fly.” Antimuse. Online, Nov. 2004

Scholarly Articles 

2016. “A New ‘I’ on Nature: An Exploration in Eco-Essays.” Essay Daily. Online. Dec. 2, 2016

Scholarly Article Manuscripts in Submission

2016. “Assisting Species Assisting Humans: How the Question of Whether to Move Endangered Creatures on a Warming Planet Can Illuminate the Relationship between our Environmental Theories and Their Application.” Journal of Ecocriticism. Submitted Dec. 24, 2015

Long-form Journalism

2018 (Forthcoming). “Nine Lives and Top Dogs: Wildlife in Texas Cities.” Texas Monthly

2017. “The Miracle Vine.” The Awl. Online, Aug. 29, 2017

2016. “Wildlife of Unknown Status.” The Rumpus. Online, Aug. 26, 2016

2016. “The Limbic System Roundup.” The Rumpus. Online, Jan. 7, 2016. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize 

2015. “Michael Mooney: American Writer.” Mayborn Magazine 11. July 2015, pp. 64–72. National Finalist for the SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards in the Nonfiction Magazine Article category. Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Award Non-Fiction Magazine Article Region 8. Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Award Best Student Magazine Region 8. Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Award. Second place: Overall excellence: The Mayborn Magazine

2015. “The Real Housemates of Dallas.” The Dallas Observer 35.25. June 18, 2015, pp. 13–16

2015. “Old Mode of Travel Back in Vogue.” Denton Record Chronicle 111.183. Feb. 1, 2015, pp. 1A, 5A. Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Award Finalist In-Depth Reporting (Large) 10,000+Students Region 8.

Interviews

2018 (Forthcoming). “A Interview with Jaquira Díaz.” American Literary Review 2018 (Forthcoming). “A Conversation with Elena Passarello.” Essay Daily

2017. “Discovering Something That Already Exists: An Interview with Patrick Madden.” American Literary Review. Online, Sept. 18

2017. “Writing Humor Into an Illness Memoir: An Interview with Mike Scalise.” American Literary Review. Online, Aug. 15, 2017

2017. “Alternative Routes: an Interview with Jericho Parms.” Essay Daily. Online, Aug. 14, 2017

2016. “Writing Out of the Worlds You Know: An Interview with Ann McCutchan.” American Literary Review. Online, Dec. 12, 2016

2016. “A Conversation with Kurt Caswell.” American Literary Review. Online, Feb. 8, 2016

2015. “An Interview with Jill Talbot.” American Literary Review. Online, Oct. 11, 2015

2015. “Nicole Walker in Conversation with Clinton Crockett Peters.” American Microreviews and Interviews 19. Online, Sept, 1, 2015  

2015. “Lucas Mann in Conversation.” American Microreviews and Interviews 18. Online, July 1, 2015

2015. “No One’s Making You Do This: An Interview with Vivian Gornick.” American Literary Review. Online, July, 7 2015

2015. “There Are Places Like Home, Writing as Departure: An Interview with Bonnie Friedman.” Essay Daily. Online, May 5, 2015

2015. “Running Out of Reasons for Not Writing: An Interview with Aleksander Hemon.” American Literary Review. Online, Feb. 2, 2015

2013. “Glad You Liked Your Biscuits: An Interview with Poe Ballantine.” American Literary Review. Online, Nov. 23, 2013

Book Reviews

2016. “The Primal Howl of America : A Review of John Lane’s Coyote Settles the South. EarthLines Magazine 16. November 2016, pp. 74–5  

2015. “Plumbing the Depths: A Review of Young Widower by John Evans, Ultrasonic by Steven Church, and Preparing the Ghost by Mathew Gavin Frank.” Fourth Genre 17.2. Sept. 2015, pp. 203–210

2015. “The Trip to Echo Springs: On Writers and Drinking by Olivia Laing.” American Literary Review. Online, Spring 2015

2015. “Alice + Freda Forever by Alexis Coe.” The Rumpus. Online, January 12, 2015

2014. Everything is Wonderful: Memories of a Collective Farm in Estonia by Sigrid Rausing.” American Microreviews and Interviews 10. Online, October 10, 2014

2014. “Another Fine Day at Sea by Geoff Dyer.” The Rumpus. Online, Oct. 2, 2014

2014. “The Dream of the Great American Novel by Lawrence Buell.” The Los Angeles Review. Online, Aug. 2014

2014. “Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno.” American Microreviews and Interviews 8. Online, August 3, 2014

2014. “Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods by Christine Byl.” American Microreviews and Interviews 6. Online, June 3, 2014

2014. “Review: Travers, Steven. The Duke, the Longhorns, and Chairman Mao: John Wayne’s Political Odyssey.Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics 1.1. Online, April 2014

2014. “Companion Grasses by Brian Teare.” American Microreviews and Interviews 4. Online, April 1, 2014

2014. “Limber: Essays by Angela Pelster.” American Microreviews and Interviews 3. Online. March 3, 2014

Conferences

Panels Organized

2019. “Animals, Predators, Us.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Davis, CA. TBA

2018. “A Toxic Masculinity Cleanup Crew.” NonfictioNow. Phoenix, AZ. Nov. 3, 2018 

2018. “Writing that Raids the Real: Research in Three Genres.” The Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Tampa, FL. March 9, 2018

2017. “Texas Myths and Realities.” Western Literature Association. Minneapolis, MN. Oct. 27, 2017

2017. “The Animal That Therefore I Am: ‘I’-ing and Eyeing the Animal.” The Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Washington D.C. Feb. 9, 2017

2017. “Eco-writing: Plotting a Way Forward in Three Genres.” The Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Washington D.C. Feb. 11, 2017

2015. “A New I on Nature: Explorations in Environmental Essays” NonfictioNow. Flagstaff, AZ. Oct. 28, 2015. Paper of same name Accepted for publication by Essay Daily. Winner of the University of North Texas Scott Simpkins Memorial Scholarship Award

Papers Presented

2018. “The Ecology of Essays.” NonfictioNow. Phoenix, AZ. Nov. 3, 2018

2017. “Squirrels: Our Closest Neighbors.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Detroit, MI. June 23, 2017

2017. “The Prairie Dog Guru of West Texas.” Sowell Collection Conference. Lubbock, TX. April 22, 2017. Accepted for publication by Orion

2017. “Frack Writing in Denton.” Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association. San Diego, CA. April 14, 2017

2016. “The Divine Coming of the Light.” Sowell Collection Conference. Lubbock, TX. April 23, 2016. Accepted by Crab Orchard Review for publication. Annual Rafael Torch Literary Nonfiction Award winner

2015. “The Wealth of Water Waste.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Moscow, ID. June 27, 2015. Accepted by Fjords for publication 

2015. “Weather Conductors: A Genealogy of Extinction.” Sowell Collection Conference. Lubbock, TX. April 22, 2015. Accepted by The Rumpus for publication. Finalist for the Pinch Literary Awards in The Pinch. Top 3 Finalist for Florida Review’s 2016 Editors’ Award in nonfiction. Florida Review. Finalist for Creative Nonfiction’s Learning from Nature Contest

2014. “Going on a Burn.” Sowell Collection Conference. Lubbock, TX. April 21, 2014. Accepted by Shenandoah for publication. Annual Tom Carter Nonfiction Prize winner

2012. “Assisted Migrations: On the Danger and Salvation of Moving Earth’s Species.” Works in Progress. Iowa City, IA. Oct. 20, 2012.

Invited Readings 

2018. “Seagulled.” Berry Poets and Writers Reading. Rome, GA. Sept. 27, 2018

2018. “The Miracle Vine.” Pegasus Reading Series. Dallas, TX. May 16, 2018

2018. “Extinction.” American Literary Review Reading Series. Denton, TX. May. 1, 2018

2016. “Notes After Watching 29 Toho Godzilla Films.” American Literary Review Reading Series. Denton, TX. Oct. 15, 2016. Accepted by Catapult for publication

2016. “Waterbugs: An Absolution.” American Literary Review Reading Series. Denton, TX. Feb. 13, 2016. Accepted by Southern Review for publication. Second Runner-up for the 2016 Sonora Review Essay Contest

2014. “The Texas Snow Monkeys.” American Literary Review Reading Series. Denton, TX. Oct. 14, 2014. Winner of the Writing Award from Columbia Journal

2013. “Rabbits and Convicts.” American Literary Review Reading Series. Denton, TX. Sept. 4, 2013. Winner of the Torch Prize for Creative Nonfiction from North American Review. Finalist for New Letters’s Dorothy Cappon Prize for the Essay 

2013. “The Miracle Vine.” Anthology Reading Series. Iowa City, IA. March 23, 2013. Accepted by TheAwl for publication

2012. “Going on a Burn.” Speakeasy Reading Series. Iowa City, IA. November 8, 2012. Accepted by Shenandoah for publication. Winner of Tom Carter Prize in Nonfiction

2012. “Uncle Shark.” Speakeasy Reading Series. Iowa City, IA. April 2, 2012. Accepted by Upstreet for publication

2010. “First Bow.” Keepin’ It Realz Reading Series, 1016 E. College St, Iowa City, Iowa, November 2, 2010. Accepted by Green Mountains Review for publication

Writing Awards

2018. Best American Essays Notable Essay. “Water Bugs: A Story of Absolution.” The Southern Review. Oct. 2018

2018. Best American Science and Nature Writing Notable Essay. “Water Bugs: A Story of Absolution.” The Southern Review. Oct. 2018

2018. Best American Travel Writing Notable Essay. “The Divine Coming of the Light.” Crab Orchard Review. Oct. 2018

2018. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize. “Ecotones.” Cold Mountain Review. Spring 2018

2018. University Writing Award. “Giving Fire.” University of North Texas. April 2018

2017. Nominated for Best of the Net. “Beasts on the Street.” Orion. Aug. 2017

2017. Rafael Torch Literary Nonfiction Award. “The Divine Coming of the Light.” Crab Orchard Review. May 2017

2017. University Writing Award. “Coming Down.” University of North Texas. April 2017 

2017. Nominated for Pushcart Prize. “War in the Grand Canyon.” Canary. Jan. 2017

2017. Nominated for Pushcart Prize. “The Texas Snow Monkeys.” Columbia Journal. Jan. 2017

2017. Nominated for Pushcart Prize. “The Limbic System Roundup.” The Rumpus. Jan. 2017

2016. Second Runner-up for the 2016 Sonora Review Essay Contest. “Water Bugs: A Story of Absolution.” Sonora Review. June 2016 

2016. Top 3 Finalist for Florida Review’s 2016 Editors’ Award in nonfiction. “The Genealogy of Extinction.” Florida Review. May 2016

2016. Finalist for Learning from Nature Contest. “The Genealogy of Extinction.” Creative Nonfiction. May 2016. 

2016. Finalist for Susan Atefat Creative Nonfiction Prize. “Giving Fire.” Arts and Letters. May 2016. 

2016. National Finalist for Mark of Excellence Awards Nonfiction Magazine Article. “Michael Mooney: American Writer.” Mayborn Magazine. Society of Professional Journalists. May 2016

2016. Finalist for Nonfiction Contest. “Giving Fire.” Phoebe. April 2016

2016. Finalist for The Pinch Literary Nonfiction Award. “The Genealogy of Extinction.” The Pinch. April 2016

2016. Second place: Overall excellence: The Mayborn Magazine. Texas Intercollegiate Press Association. April 2016

2016. Mark of Excellence Award Non-Fiction Magazine Article. “Michael Mooney: American Writer.” Mayborn Magazine. Society of Professional Journalists Region 8. March 2016 

2016. Mark of Excellence Award Best Student Magazine. Mayborn Magazine. Society of Professional Journalists Region 8. March 2016 

2016. Mark of Excellence Award Finalist In-Depth Reporting (Large) 10,000+Students. “Old Mode of Travel Back in Vogue.” Denton Record Chronicle. Society of Professional Journalists Region 8. March 2016

2016. Columbia Journal Writing Award. “The Texas Snow Monkeys.” Columbia Journal. Feb. 2016

2015. Nominated for AWP Intro Journals Award. “Giving Fire.” University of North Texas. Dec. 2015

2015. Nominated for storySouth Million Writers Award. “The Color of Tarsiers.” Cahoodaloodaling. Dec. 2015

2015. Annual Tom Carter Nonfiction Prize. “Going on a Burn.” Shenandoah. Oct. 2015

2015. Torch Prize for Creative Nonfiction. “Rabbits and Convicts.” North American Review. July 2015 

2015. Finalist for Dorothy Cappon Prize for the Essay. “Rabbits and Convicts.” New Letters. July 2015

2015. Nonfiction Award Honorable Mention. “Going on a Burn.” New Millennium Writings. Jan. 2015

2014. Finalist for Montana Prize in Nonfiction. “Messages From Earth’s Gardeners.” Cutbank. Jan. 2014

Scholarships / Fellowships

2017. English Department Fellowship. University of North Texas. August 2017–May 2018

2017. Weatherly Scholarship. The Mayborn School of Journalism. June 2017

2017. Graduate Student of the Year. Graduate Students in English Association at UNT. May 2017 

2017. Mary Patchell Scholarship Award. University of North Texas. April 2017

2017. Outstanding PhD Student in Creative Writing. The University of North Texas. March 2017

2016. Scott Simpkins Memorial Scholarship Award (for article-length essay). The University of North Texas. April 2016

2016. Mary Patchell Scholarship Award. University of North Texas. April 2016

2015. Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholarship. Breadloaf Orion. Dec. 2015

2015. Green Light Award. The Mayborn School of Journalism. June 2015

2015. Mary Patchell Scholarship Award. University of North Texas. March 2015

2015. Rusty Duncan Award. University of North Texas. March 2015

2011. Overseas Writing Workshop Scholarship. University of Iowa. May 2011

2010. Iowa Arts Fellowship. University of Iowa. August 2010–June 2012


Grants 

2018. Evans School of Humanities Travel Support Grant. Aug. 2018

2018. Evans School of Humanities Travel Support Grant. Aug. 2018

2017. Graduate Student Support Grant. University of North Texas Arts and Sciences. Oct. 2017

2017. Travel Grant. University of North Texas English Dept. Sept. 2017

2017. Raupe Travel Grant. University of North Texas Student Government. April 2017

2017. Toulouse Travel Grant. Toulouse Graduate School. Feb. 2017

2017. Graduate Student Support Grant. University of North Texas Arts and Sciences. Feb. 2017

2016. Travel Grant. University of North Texas English Dept. Dec. 2016

2016. Raupe Travel Grant. University of North Texas Student Government. Nov. 2016

2015. Raupe Travel Grant. University of North Texas Student Government. Nov. 2015 

2015. Travel Grant. University of North Texas English Dept. Nov. 2015

2015. Graduate Student Support Grant. University of North Texas Arts and Sciences. Oct. 2015

2015. Toulouse Travel Grant. Toulouse Graduate School. Sept. 2015

2015. Graduate Student Support Grant. University of North Texas Arts and Sciences. July 2015

2012. Travel Grant. University of Iowa English Dept. July 2012

Editing Experience 

2015–Present. Pleiades. Essays Editor

2017–2018. American Literary Review. Fiction Editorial Assistant

2016–2017. American Literary Review. Book Reviews Editor

2014–2016. American Literary Review. Assistant Nonfiction Editor

2013–2016. American Microreviews and Interviews. Interviewer and Reviewer

2013–2014. American Literary Review. Nonfiction Editorial Assistant

2013–2014. North Texas Review. Nonfiction Editor

2010–2014. Defunct. Editorial Assistant

2010–2011. Iowa Review. Nonfiction Editorial Assistant

Courses Taught

Berry College

Creative Nonfiction

Intro to Creative Writing

Young Adult Literature

Rhetoric and Writing (3 sections) 

University of North Texas

Intermediate Creative Nonfiction Writing (2 sections)

Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry 

The Monster in World Literature

World Literature: Gilgamesh’s Bildungsroman to Hamlet’s Soliloquy

The Rhetoric of the Environment

Research and Analysis for College Writing (2 sections)

Ancient Greek Forms of Rhetorical Analysis (2 sections)

College Writing II (4 sections)

College Writing I (2 sections)

University of Iowa

Nonfiction Writing (2 sections)

Introduction to Creative Nonfiction 

Courses Prepared to Teach

Creative Nonfiction

Fiction

History of the Essay

Environmental Writing

Ecocriticism

Science Writing

Young Adult Literature

Immersion Journalism

Publishing and Marketing for Writers

Professional Memberships

Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Joined Feb. 2011

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Joined Nov. 2012

Modern Language Association. Joined Sept. 2015

Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association. Joined Oct. 2016

Western Literature Association. Joined June 2017

Society for Environmental Journalists. Joined July 2017