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Dr. Jeffrey Newberry

English and Communication
Poet in Residence

King 2C
229. 391.4972


Office Hours (Fall 2015)

MW     8:00-9:00 a.m., 1:00-3:00 p.m.
TR       8:00-9:00 a.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m.
F          8:00 9:00 a.m.

Also by appointment

ABAC’s Poet in Residence, Jeff Newberry is is the author of Brackish (Aldrich Press) and A Visible Sign (Finishing Line Press). His first novel, A Stairway to the Sea, is forthcoming from Pulpwood Press. With Brent House, he is the co-editor of The Gulf Stream:  Poems of the Gulf Coast (Snake~Nation~Press).

His writing  has appeared in a variety of  print and online journals, including Crab Orchard Review,  The Florida Review, The Cortland Review, New South, Memorious, Hobble Creek Review, Saw Palm:  Florida Literature and Art, storySouth, Southeast Review, and Barn Owl Review, as well as in the online anthology Best of the Net 2008.  His writing has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  He’s given talks and led panels at the Flannery O’Connor and Other Georgia Writers Conference, The Conference on Christianity and Literature, The Florida Literary Arts Coalition’s Other Words Conference, and the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers Conference.  The recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, he teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia, where he serves as faculty adviser for Pegasus, ABAC’s literary magazine.  He has served on the faculty of the Gulf Coast Writers Conference, the prestigious Sanibel Island Writers Conference and serves on the conference committee for the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 1101 (Freshman Composition I)
  • ENGL 1101 (Freshman Composition II)
  • ENGL 2116 (Survey of World Literature III)
  • ENGL 2401 (Introduction to Creative Writing)
  • ENGL 3115 (Visual Rhetoric and Document Design)


  • PhD (Major field:  Creative Writing/Poetry, Minor Fields:  20th Century American Literature, 20th Century British Literature), University of Georgia, 2010
  • MA (English/Creative Writing),  University of West Florida, 2000
  • BA (English),  University of West Florida, 1998

Teaching Philosophy


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