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Degrees Earned: 
MA in Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing, Ohio University



Current Projects:
What Island, a collection of poetry, the 2011 Fairleigh Dickinson
University and Serving House Books First Book Prize.

P. K. Harmon is the Founding Editor of Al in Aelon Kein: the Marshall Islands Literary Review and former theatre director and Humanities professor of the College of the Marshall Islands. A graduate of Ohio University’s Program in Creative Writing, he was recently Visiting Professor of Creative Writing for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He is currently a writing professor at the University of Guam.

Over the course of the past twenty years, Harmon has lived and worked in a variety of cultures outside his native Appalachia: Guyana in South America; Istanbul, Turkey; Amsterdam, Holland; the Marshall Islands in eastern Micronesia. He has worked in the theatre during this time, both as a director and an actor, most recently in starring roles for main stage productions for Island Theatre of Guam. He is songwriter, too, currently for the band, Bikini Test Go Ahead, a do-it-yourself punk-folk affair whose offerings are apocalyptic love songs centered on the nuclear heritage of the Marshall Islands. Free downloads are available at the artists’ collective web page http://www.myideaoffun.org/.

He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1968. At present, he and his wife, a native Marshall Islander, along with their two children, live in Mangilao on the island of Guam. He has had individual poems published recently in Riverwind, The Marshall Islands Journal, and the Laurel Review. The poetry collection What Island is his first book.

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Spring 2013 Courses

EN110-13: Freshman Composition
TTh 9:30am-10:50am, EC103

EN110-15: Freshman Composition
TTh 11:00am-12:20pm, EC102

EN110-16: Freshman Composition
TTh 12:30pm-1:50pm, EC103

EN411-01: Advanced Creating Writing
W 6:00pm-8:50pm, EC103