Lynn Domina

Department Head and Professor

Lynn Domina earned a Ph.D. in English from SUNY Stony Brook, an M.F.A. in creative writing / poetry from the University of Alabama, and a B.A. in English from Michigan State University. She is also finishing an M.Div. from the Earlham School of Religion.

Lynn is the author of two collections of poetry, Corporal Works which won the Intro Series Prize from Four Way Books and Framed in Silence published as part of the Editor’s Select Poetry Series from Main Street Rag.  She is also the editor of a collection of essays, Poets on the Psalms. Her poetry appears in many periodicals, including The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Prairie Schooner, Christianity & Literature, The Louisville Review, New Letters, and others. She has published creative nonfiction in the St. Katherine’s Review.

Her scholarly work includes three reference books, Understanding A Raisin in the Sun, Understanding Ceremony, and the recently published The Harlem Renaissance: A Historical Exploration of Literature. Her articles have appeared in Studies in American Indian Literature, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, and other academic journals and edited collections. She is currently completing a book about memoir and ethnography among Crow Indians during the twentieth century.

After many years living in the western Catskill mountains, Lynn was excited to return to the more temperate region of the Upper Peninsula. She lives with her family in Marquette.

Teaching Specialties:

  • American Literature
  • African American Literature
  • Native American Literature
  • Poetry
Lynn Domina