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Todd Fuller

Todd Fuller

Todd Fuller,
Red Earth MFA Faculty Mentor
Red Earth MFA


I want my students to understand the literary and cultural traditions from which they emerge and write (and there are many traditions). To do so requires a dedication to: reading, re-reading, and annotating voraciously; writing and revising whenever and where ever possible; and, to forming interests outside of literature and creative writing – architecture, art / art history, biology, cartography, chemistry, engineering (and its many iterations), environmentalism, gender studies, history, psychology, sociology, and / or zoology – whatever. I also believe writers should define and implement their literary citizenship activities / social justice platforms in unpredictable ways that create stronger communities.

Todd Fuller is a graduate of Indiana University (BA – English), Wichita State (MFA – Poetry), and Oklahoma State (PhD – Poetics and Native American Literatures). He is the author of the mixed-genre biography, 60 Feet Six Inches and other Distances from Home: the Baseball Life of Mose YellowHorse, and the poetry collection, To the Disappearance. His work has appeared in American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Broadkill Review, Cimarron Review, Crazyhorse, Flint Hills Review, Hawai’i Review, Poet Lore, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, Spoon River Poetry Review, Third Coast, and the William and Mary Review, among others. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma, where he serves as curator of the Western History Collections at the University of Oklahoma and teaches for the Red Earth MFA program.