Mark D McMorris




Department of English
General profile


+1 202-687-2531




Office hours

Fall 2016: M/W 12:00-1:00pm


Mark McMorris has been a member of the Georgetown English Department since 1997. His research and teaching interests include 20th century poetry in English; postcolonial literature and theory; contemporary poetry; and poetry writing. A poet and critic, his work appears widely in periodicals and anthologies in the United States, and he is the author most recently of Entrepôt (2010), a book of poetry, and The Café at Light (2004), a book of lyric dialogue, prose, and verse. He was the Director of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown from 2006-2009, and before that of Lannan Literary Programs, 1999-2003 and 2004-2005. Before coming to Georgetown, he lived for many years in Providence, RI, where he completed his graduate studies in comparative literature at Brown University and received an informal education in contemporary U.S. and French experimental writing. In 2005, he was the Roberta C. Holloway Visiting Professor of Poetry at the University of California, Berkeley.


  • Ph.D. (1998) Brown University, Comparative Literature
  • M.A. (1995) Brown University, Comparative Literature
  • M.A. (1989) Brown University, English: Creative Writing
  • B.A. (1983) Columbia University, English