Graduate Student Profile

Genevieve Kaplan

Status: ABD

Contact Information



  • B.A. UC - Santa Cruz, 06/2000
  • M.F.A. Univ Iowa, 05/2003

Employment History

  • Assistant Lecturer, Writing Program, University of Southern California, 2007 - Present
  • Lecturer, English Department, University of California, Riverside, 2006-2007


Research Keywords

  • Poetry, Poetics, Book Arts, Creative Writing Post-Modernism, Modernism, Literature

Conference Presentations

  • "Get a Hold of Your Writing: Book Arts in the Classroom." Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). Boston, MA , 3/2013
  • "Revisioning the Ultimate Source Text: Contemporary Appropriations of Shakespeare's Sonnets," Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), Seattle WA, 10/2012
  • "Towards a Poetics of Perishability," Emerging Communities in Contemporary Experimental Writing. UCSC. Santa Cruz, CA, 5/2012
  • "Chapbook Publishing in the 21st Century," Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). Chicago, IL, 3/2012
  • "The 21st Century Appropriated Book: Mary Ruefle’s A Little White Shadow (2006), Jen Bervin’s Nets (2004), and Janet Holmes’s THE MS OF MY KIN (2009)," Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations conference , 4/2011
  • "The Art of Appropriation: The Ethics and Expectations of a Poetics," Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, 1/2010
  • “How we read ‘Via’ and Why we should care,” Table Talk II, University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. , 3/2009
  • "Hands On: Chapbook Making in the Classroom.” Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). Chicago, IL, 2/2009
  • “Teaching the Translistic: From Exercise to Inspiration,” Great Writing. Bangor, Wales, 6/2008
  • “Ramifications of the Ekphrastic Gesture in William Carlos Williams’s ‘Pictures from Brueghel,’” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). Long Beach, CA. , 4/2008


  • Book Review
    Kaplan, G. (2011). Book review of Christian Hawkey's VENTRAKL. Galatea Resurrects. Book Review of VENTRAKL
    Kaplan, G. (2010). Book Review of Jen Bervin's Nets and Janet Holmes's THE MS OF MY KIN. Galatea Resurrects. Book Review of Nets and THE MS OF MY KIN
    Kaplan, G. (2010). Book Review of Poets on Teaching: A Sourcebook. Galatea Resurrects. Book Review of Poets on Teaching: A Sourcebook
    Kaplan, G. (2009). Book Review of Quaker Guns by Caroline Knox. Wave Books, 2009. The Texas Review. pp. 138-140.
    Kaplan, G. (2007). "We Can’t Help but be a Little Critical," Review of The Resurrection Trade: Poems by Leslie Adrienne Miller. American Book Review.
    Kaplan, G. (2006). "Our Clever Best," review of Best American Poetry 2005. American Book Review.
    Kaplan, G. (2009). How we read Caroline Bergvall's "Via" and Why we should care. (John Tranter and Pam Brown, Ed.). Jacket. How we read Caroline Bergvall's "Via" and Why we should care
    Kaplan, G. (2009). Ekphrasis for writers: John Ashbery's "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror". (Nigel Krauth & Jen Webb, Ed.). TEXT Journal. Text Journal
    Kaplan, G. (2012). "Genevieve Kaplan's 'The Landscape'". Poetry Society of America. Poetry Society of America
    Kaplan, G. (2012). "Upon a mountain-top, around a glow-worm". Poecology. Poecology
    Kaplan, G. (2012). "I'm there the moment it begins". Evanston, IL. RHINO. Rhino Poetry
    Kaplan, G. (2012). "The great strong man," "With tools and wrought fences, pergolas," and "The old house, the frame of it, as we think about nesting here". (Nate Pritts, Ed.). H_NGM_N. H_NGM_N
    Kaplan, G. (2012). "Winter, reflected in our keen houses". Verse Daily.
    Kaplan, G. (2011). "Thin-hipped they arrive," "Waiting, with wings," and "Each day (a new needle on the gravel)". Yew: A Journal of Innovative Writing & Images by Women. Yew: A Journal
    Kaplan, G. (2011). "Up the tree or down the tree". Spiral Orb. Spiral Orb
    Kaplan, G. (2011). "They are so lovely and they cannot get out," and "It is very wistfully that they recompose". pp. 72-73. Salt Lake City, Utah. Western Humanities Review. Western Humanities Review
    Kaplan, G. (2011). "A lack there in the dust of the moment," "If they want to feed, it is theirs," "In the fog, the world," "Part of this season". (Simmons B. Buntin, Ed.). Tucson, AZ. A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments.
    Kaplan, G. (2011). "If anyone is to ask". (Stephanie Anderson & M.C. Hyland, Ed.). pp. 83. Chicago/Minneapolis. We are so happy to know something. Projective Industries
    Kaplan, G. (2010). "The one that calls to me and the one I request by name," "As lightning pounds what is dust to the ground," and "Nothing is dangerous". pp. 131-133. Ashland, OR. West Wind Review.
    Kaplan, G. (2010). "O, O and that’s a sound unsinging," "Last night, you said, wait here," and "The bird in the tree is whatever we ask it to be,". pp. 61-63. Hanover, NH. Zoland Poetry. Zoland Poetry
    Kaplan, G. (2009). "Epigraph," "In the lack of my voice," and "This was so long ago, and this was another time long ago". pp. 9-11. New Orleans, LA. Dorado. Dorado
    Kaplan, G. (2009). "The birds," "The landscape," "The ice storm," "It’s the same in every downpour,". Texas. Front Porch. Front Porch
    Kaplan, G. (2009). "In the moments of our minds untangling, each to each". pp. 132. Denver, CO. Copper Nickel. Copper Nickel
    Kaplan, G. (2009). "Begin by counting sheep, white buds on the plant as they appear". Stillwater, Oklahoma. Cimarron Review. Cimarron Review
    Kaplan, G. (2009). "The one thing I know about my city" and "However daylight and sunlight". (Jordan Davis and Chris Edgar, Ed.). pp. 28-29. The Hat. The Hat
    Kaplan, G. (2009). "The sky a negative of itself: the white days fading". pp. 24. Mrs. Maybe. Mrs. Maybe
    Kaplan, G. (2008). "It's verily each, my love". pp. 33. Amherst, MA. Jubilat. Jubilat
    Kaplan, G. (2008). "A lecture upon the shadow". Houston, Texas. Gulf Coast. Gulf Coast
    Kaplan, G. (2008). "In the kitchen (on such a night)," "The forest and the trees (shake to the ground)," "The birds (after quiet patches)," "The landscape (by the birds)," and "The landscape (when it comes a time to bind)". The One Three Eight.
    Kaplan, G. (2008). "Speak only of the weather--". (Cooper Renner, Ed.). Elimae. elimae
    Kaplan, G. (2007). "The Crows". Hyattsville, MD. 32 Poems. 32 Poems
    Kaplan, G. (2007). "In the west on a range 500 miles". Colorado Springs, CO. The Eleventh Muse.
    Kaplan, G. (2007). "The bird noises that do not acknowledge us talking". (Jonathan Minton, Ed.). Glenville, WV. Word for/Word.
    Kaplan, G. (2006). "It's something to live so close" and "Winter, reflected in our keen houses". Eugene, OR. The Northwest Review. The Northwest Review
    Kaplan, G. (2004). "From it and was anew at that time". (Hunter Hamilton and Campbell Russo, Ed.). Verse Daily. From it and was anew at that time
    Kaplan, G. (2004). "From it and was anew at that time". pp. 24. Eugene, Oregon. The Northwest Review. The Northwest Review
    Kaplan, G. (2002). "A Little More Light so the Branches Lean Toward it," "Tip of the Ocean". pp. 45-46. Oakland, CA. 580/Split. 580 Split
    Kaplan, G. (2001). "Love Subjects". pp. 75. New York, NY. Fence. Fence
    Poetry Collection
    Kaplan, G. (2011). In the ice house. Pasadena, CA. Red Hen Press. In the ice house

Honors and Awards

  • USC Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2012-2013   
  • Creative Writing Continuing Fellowship, Department of English, USC, 2010-2011   
  • To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize, A Room of Her Own Foundation, Fall 2009   
  • 1st place, Edward W. Moses Creative Writing Competition for poetry , Spring 2008   



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