Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of English
Telaina Morse-Eriksen
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Assistant Professor, Fixed-Term 
Creative Writing

Office: C646 Wells Hall
Phone: (517) 355-7570
Email: telaina@msu.edu

MFA, Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction & Poetry), Antioch University-Los Angeles, 2009

Telaina Morse Eriksen’s essays, short stories, and poems have appeared in many online and print journals including the University of Alabama’s poemmemoirstory, ARS Medica, The Manifest-Station, The Good Men Project, Role Reboot, Marco Polo Arts Mag, The Truth About the Fact: International Journal of Creative Nonfiction, Feminism 2.0, and Red Paint Hill Publishing’s Mother is a Verb poetry anthology. Her work is forthcoming in Under the Sun, the Fem and By One’s Own Hand: Writing About Suicide Loss. She was an ISLAND artist in residence in 2013, and her essays have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the New Millennium Writers’ Award.

Eriksen’s analyses of craft issues in contemporary novels, memoirs, and poetic works can be seen at Annotation Nation. Eriksen is interested in social justice, 20th & 21st century literature and culture, the intersection of mental illness, psychotherapy/psychiatry and creative writing, and LGBTQ concerns in literature, family, and society.


Channeling Sabina, ARS Medica, 2014 

Boundary Violation, Hospital Drive (University of Virginia School of Medicine), 2012. 

"Lost and Found" The Truth About the Fact: International Journal of Creative Nonfiction (Loyola Marymount University) 2011 p.155 ISBN 0-9778470-5-5

"Leonore is the Only Opera Beethoven Ever Wrote" Marco Polo Arts Mag, September 2011 

Oatmeal Cream Pie, poemmemoirstory (University of Alabama), p.88 ISSN 1535-1335,2010. 


ENG223: Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing
ENG226: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG228: Introduction to Fiction Writing
ENG229: Introduction to Poetry Writing
ENG429: Advanced Poetry Writing
ENG499: Special Topics/Senior Thesis/Senior Capstone