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About Robert Grunst

Among signal achievements Robert Grunst has learned and forgotten Morse code, worked twogreen seasons in the biggest pickle plant in the world, worked as a welder's chipper, taught 9th gradeEnglish, served as a deckhand and engineer aboard Great Lakes gillnet tugs, and shattered an ankle cross-country skiing. He teaches a variety of courses in American literature, creative writing, and in theuniversity's Core Curriculum. His two books of poetry are The Smallest Bird in North American,Inland Seas Series, New Issues Press, 2000 &amp; Blue Orange, Robert McGovern Prize, Ashland PoetryPress, 2012. His poems have been published in over thirty literary journals, including <em>American LiteraryReview, Crab Orchard Review, The Iowa Review, Kestrel, Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, Seneca Review,and Third Coast His essays focusing on life-ways and material culture of Great Lakes' fishing peopleand their boatbuilding vernaculars have been published in Anchor News: Wisconsin Maritime Museum,The Fisherman, The Great Lakes Fisherman, Inland Seas: Quarterly Journal of the Great LakesHistorical Society, Michigan History Magazine, Nor'easter: Journal of the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association</em>, and <em>Lake Superior Magazine

Positions

Present Professor, English, St. Catherine University English Department
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Education

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1989 Ph.D., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa ‐ Ph.D., American Literature; Theories of Composition; the Essay
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1984 MA, >University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa ‐ Master of Arts, Writing
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1981 MA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa ‐ Master of Fine Arts, Poetry
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1971 BA, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan ‐ Bachelor of Arts, English
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Phone: 651-690-6638

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