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Marcel Brouwers UTK English

Marcel Brouwers

Marcel Brouwers

Distinguished Lecturer

417 McClung Tower


Dr. Brouwers teaches poetry writing workshops and topics in poetry, from introductory courses to specialized courses like ‘Studies in Modernism’ and ‘Forms of Poetry.’  In addition, he teaches various courses in American literature including broad survey courses and ‘Race and Ethncity in American Literature.’


  • Ph.D., Western Michigan University
  • MFA, Western Michigan University
  • BA, University of Illinois, Urbana


  • The Old Cities. Sundress Publications, 2012.
  • The Rose Industrial Complex: Poems – Chapbook, Finishing Line Press 2009
  • “Irreconcilably Human: An Interview with Peter Ho Davies” Grist: The Journal for Writers, (Vol. 2, 2009)
  • Poems: “The Rose Industrial Complex” & “Vectors”  Pisgah Review (Vol. 2.1, Summer 2007)
  • Poem: “Suckface” Pebble Lake Review (Spring/ Summer 2006)
  • Poem: “Panda Babies,”   Diagram (Vol 5.4, Summer 2005)
  • Poem: “Take Off”  The Plum Ruby Review (Vol II, Issue I, Summer  2005)
  • Poems: “Tsunami” and “Divot”  The Oklahoma Review (Vol IV, #1, 06.2003)
  • Poems: “The Thaw” and “Lightning”   Concrete Wolf (Vol 1, #7, 2003)
  • Poem: “Portrait”  Poetry Midwest (Spring/ Summer 2003 #7 (Vol 3, #1))
  • Poem: “Safe” Lit Rag (Issue 9, Spring 2000)

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • John C. Hodges’ Lecturer Teaching Award, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2007 – 2008