MFA or equivalent professional experience
Quality and or Recent Research activity in related field demonstrating knowledge of current developments in course content.
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content:
Evidence of being a writer of poetry whose work demonstrably is held in high regard through nominations for or being a recipient of major literary awards or other evidence of critical acclaim.
Familiar with and capable of writing and addressing the craft of poetry in various forms. Ability to introduce a diverse range of reading material and to consider the cultural implications of poetic forms, particularly with respect to marginalized cultural positions, is an asset. Experience teaching poetry workshops at the graduate level is an asset.