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Lecturer / John Evans
Genre / Poetry, Creative Nonfiction


John W. Evans is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow and current Jones Lecturer. He is the author of two memoirs, a poetry collection, and two poetry chapbooks.

His memoir, Should I Still Wish (University of Nebraska Press, 2017) was selected for the American Lives Series. His previous memoir, Young Widower (University of Nebraska Press, 2014), won the 2013 River Teeth Book Prize and a 2014 ForeWord Reviews Book Prize. His poetry collection, The Consolations (Trio House Press, 2014), won the 2013 Trio Award and the 2015 Peace Corps Writers Book Prize. His poems and essays appear in SlateThe Missouri Review (2016 Editor’s Prize finalist), Boston ReviewZYZZYVAThe Rumpus, and Poetry Daily, as well as the chapbooks, No Season (FWQ, 2011) and Zugzwang (RockSaw, 2009). He lives in Northern California with his wife and three young sons. 

Contact Info:

Email: wevbo@stanford.edu

Office Hours Winter 2017:

Building 460-211
Wednesday 3:30-5:30

Poetry Pack:

Read John’s Poetry Pack (which includes his teaching statement and a sample of his writing)


Video: John on how his poetry workshops are structured, and why workshops can be great for students pursuing different fields of study.