Courtney Kersten

TitleGraduate Student Instructor
DivisionGraduate Studies Division
DepartmentLiterature Department
AffiliationsCreative Writing Program
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Courtney Kersten

Research Interests

Creative nonfiction, the essay, memoir, hybrid texts, auto/biography; feminist theory and literature. 

Honors, Awards and Grants

Fulbright Fellowship; Riga, Latvia; 2010-2011

Writing in the Wild Fellowship 2016, University of Idaho

Great Basin Writing Residency 2016, Baker, Nevada

Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Award 2016, University of Idaho

Grace/Nixon Fellowship, 2013-2016, University of Idaho.

Pushcart Prize and AWP Intro Award Nominee


Selected Publications

Author of Daughter in Retrograde, a memoir, forthcoming from The University of Wisconsin Press, 2018. 

Essays in and forthcoming from Hotel Amerika, The Masters Review, DIAGRAM, River Teeth, Hayden's Ferry Review, Sonora Review, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere.