Barbara Ungar



PhDEnglishCUNY Graduate Center
MACreative Writing and English LiteratureCCNY
BAHumanities Honors ProgramStanford University

Professional Experience

College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY:

  • Assistant Professor to Professor of English, 1995 – present
  • MFA Coordinator 2014-2016
  • MA Coordinator 2006-2008

City University of New York:

  • Adjunct Lecturer, 1987-1995
  • City College, Lehman College, Queens College, & The Center for Worker Education
  • Assistant to the Director of Basic Writing, City College, 1989-90

Teaching Interests

Creative Writing; Poetry Workshop; Modern Poetry; Contemporary Poetry; 19th-century American Literature; Early World Literature; Satan in Literature; Eco-Literature; Romanticism.

Research/Creative Works

Books of Poetry:

  • EDGE, Ethel P, 2020
  • Save Our Ship, Ashland Poetry Press, 2019, Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize 2018
  • Immortal Medusa, The Word Works, Hilary Tham Selection, February 2015
  • Charlotte Brontë, You Ruined My Life, The Word Works, Hilary Tham Selection, March 2011
  • The Origin of the Milky Way, Gival Press, Gival Prize, November 2007
  • Thrift, WordTech Editions, January 2005
  • Sequel, Finishing Line Press, 2004
  • Neoclassical Barbra, Angel Fish Press, 1998

Scholarly Research:

  • Haiku in English, Humanities Honors Essay XXI, Stanford University, 1978. Reprinted in Simply Haiku  7 No. 3 (Autumn 2009) and Vol. 5, Nos. 3 and 4 (Autumn and Winter 2007)
  • Three Translations from the French, CELAAN (Review of the Center for the Studies of the Literatures and Arts of North Africa)  V, No. 2 & 3, Fall 2007
  • “Haiku on the Road” in A Haiku Path, The Haiku Society of America, 1995
  •  Review of Women’s Writing in Exile, in New Directions for Women, 1993
  • “Jack Kerouac as Haiku Poet,” in Kerouac at the Wild Boar, Fels & Fern P, 1985
  • “Jack Kerouac as Haiku Poet,” Frogpond Vol. 5, No. 2, 1982