Clinton Crockett Peters  clintoncrockettp@gmail.com


Education

University of North Texas. Expected May 2018 

PhD in English-Creative Writing; Concentration: Creative Nonfiction 

Dissertation Committee: Jill Talbot, Corey Marks, Priscilla Ybarra, Dahlia Porter

University of Iowa. May 2013

Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction

Thesis: “On the Move: Assisting the More-Than-Human.” 

Texas Tech University. 2007

Bachelor of Arts in Natural History and Humanities 

2nd Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy (double major)

Honors: Honors College, Thesis: “The Wind in West Texas.”

 

Employment

Dissertation Year Fellow. University of North Texas. June 2017 - Present

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. Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme. July 2007-July 2010

Outdoor Wilderness Leader and Instructor. Texas Tech Outdoor Pursuits. Dec. 2004 - June 2007

 

Publications 

Book

Pandora’s Garden: Kudzu, Cockroaches, and Other Misfits of Ecology. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, forthcoming 2018

 

Essays

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

“Of Boys and Seagulls.” Orion. Forthcoming

"Coming Down." Yemassee Reivew. Forthcoming

“Raptors Hunting.” Juked. Forthcoming

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

“Water Bugs: A Story of Absolution.” Southern Review 53.3. Summer 2017, pp. 469-475

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

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

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

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

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

“War in the Grand Canyon.” Canary Number 35, Winter 2016-17. Online. Dec. 21 2016. Nomi nated for a Pushcart Prize

“Sailing the Iowa Sea.” Blue Lyra Review 5.3. Online. Fall 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“The Healer.” South 85. Online. Spring 2015

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

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

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

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

 

Scholarly Articles

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

 

Long Form journalism

“The Miracle Vine: The Story of Kudzu." The Awl. Online. Aug. 29, 2017

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

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

“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

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

“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.

 

Fiction

“Ecotones." Cold Mountain Review. Forthcoming

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

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

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

 

Interviews

“A Conversation with Elena Passarello.” Essay Daily. Forthcoming

“An Interview with Patrick Madden.” American Literary Review. Online. Forthcoming

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Book Reviews

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

“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

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

Alice and Freda Forever by Alexis Coe.” The Rumpus. Online. Jan. 2015

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

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

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

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

“Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods by Christine Byl.” American Microreviews and Interviews 6. Online. June 3, 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 Ethics1.1. Online. April 2014

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

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

 

Conference Papers

“Writing that Raids the Real.” The Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Tampa, FL.TBD. Panel Chair and presenter

“Outdoor Pursuits.” Western Literature Association. Minneapolis, MN. Oct. 27, 2017. Panel Chair and presenter

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

“The Prairie Dog Guru of West Texas.” Sowell Collection Conference. Lubbock, TX. April 22, 2017. Paper presenter

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

“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. Panel Chair and presenter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Invited Readings

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

“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

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

“Rabbits and Convictst.” 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

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

“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

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

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

 

Scholarships / Fellowships

Dissertation Year Fellowship. University of North Texas. August 2017 - May 2018

Weatherly Scholarship. The Mayborn School of Journalism. June 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholarship. Breadloaf Orion. Dec. 2015

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

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

Rusty Duncan Award. University of North Texas. March 2015

Overseas Writing Workshop Scholarship. University of Iowa. May 2011

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

 

Writing Awards

Nominated for Best of the Net. Orion. Aug. 2017

Rafael Torch Literary Nonfiction Award. Crab Orchard Review. May 2017

University Writing Award. University of North Texas. April 2017

Nominated for Pushcart Prize. Canary. Jan. 2017

Nominated for Pushcart Prize. Columbia Journal. Jan. 2017

Nominated for Pushcart Prize. The Rumpus. Jan. 2017

Second Runner-up for the 2016 Sonora Review Essay Contest. Sonora Review. June 2016

Top 3 Finalist for Florida Review’s 2016 Editors’ Award in nonfiction. Florida Review. May 2016

Finalist for Learning from Nature Contest. Creative Nonfiction. May 2016. 

Finalist for Susan Atefat Creative Nonfiction Prize. Arts and Letters. May 2016. 

National Finalist for Mark of Excellence Awards Nonfiction Magazine Article. Society of Professional Journalists. May 2016

Finalist for Nonfiction Contest. Phoebe. April 2016

Finalist for The Pinch Literary Nonfiction Award. The Pinch. April 2016

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

Mark of Excellence Award Non-Fiction Magazine Article. Society of Professional Journalists Region 8. March 2016

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

Mark of Excellence Award Finalist In-Depth Reporting (Large) 10,000+Students. Society of Professional Journalists Region 8. March 2016

Columbia Journal Writing Award. Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. Feb. 2016

Nominated for AWP Intro Journals Award. University of North Texas. Dec. 2015

Nominated for storySouth Million Writers Award. Cahoodaloodaling. Dec. 2015

Annual Tom Carter Nonfiction Prize. Shenandoah. Oct.2015

Torch Prize for Creative Nonfiction. North American Review. July 2015

Finalist for Dorothy Cappon Prize for the Essay. New Letters. July 2015

Nonfiction Award Honorable Mention. New Millennium Writings. Jan. 2015

Finalist for Montana Prize in Nonfiction. Cutbank. Jan. 2014

 

Grants 

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

Toulouse Travel Grant. Toulouse Graduate School. Feb. 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toulouse Travel Grant. Toulouse Graduate School. Sept. 2015

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

Travel Grant. University of Iowa English Dept. July 2012

 

Editing Experience 

Pleiades. Nonfiction Editor. Aug. 2015-Present

American Literary Review. Fiction Editorial Assistant. June. 2017-Present

American Literary Review. Book Reviews Editor. June 2016-May 2017

American Literary Review. Assistant Nonfiction Editor. June 2014-May 2016

American Microreviews and Interviews. Interviewer and Reviewer. Dec. 2013-Present 

American Literary Review. Nonfiction Editorial Assistant. Aug. 2013-May 2014

North Texas Review. Nonfiction Editor. Sept. 2013-June 2014

Defunct. Nonfiction Editorial Assistant. Sept. 2010-Dec. 2014

Iowa Review. Nonfiction Editorial Assistant. Aug. 2010-May 2011

 

Courses Taught

University of North Texas

* ENGL 3106: Intermediate Creative Nonfiction Writing (2 sections)

* ENGL 2100: Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

* ENGL 2210: World Literature: Gilgamesh’s Bildungsroman to Hamlet’s Soliloquy 

* ENGL 2220: The Monster in World Literature

* ENGL 1310: Writing Across the Disciplines: The Rhetoric of the Environment

* ENGL 1310: College Writing I (2 sections)

* ENGL 1310: Ancient Greek Forms of Rhetorical Analysis (2 sections)

* ENGL 1320: College Writing II (4 sections)

* ENGL 1320: Research and Analysis for College Writing (2 sections)

University of Iowa

* CNW 1680: Nonfiction Writing (2 sections)

* CNW 1620: Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

 

RELEVANT GRADUATE COURSEWORK

Essay Writing Workshop Robin Hemley

Essay Writing Workshop Bonnie Friedman

Advanced Feature Writing George Getschow

Essay Writing Workshop Ann McCutchan

Overseas Writing Workshop / Nonfiction Christopher Merrill 

New Journalism Jeff Porter

History of the Essay John D’Agata 

Fiction Writing Workshop Miroslav Penkov

Fiction Writing Workshop John Tait

 

Literature and the Environment Priscilla Ybarra

Ecocriticism and Romanticism Dahlia Porter

Ecocriticism Barbara Eckstein

Global Literature and Culture Masood Raja 

Scholarly Writing Gabriel Cervantes 

Grants and Proposals Ryan Boettger

 

Teaching Nonfiction Bonnie Sunstein

College Teaching Practicum Honor Moore

College Teaching Mitchell Jay Kelly