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I'm a professor of English specializing in creative writing and modern British literature. As a shameless eclectic, I've also taught science fiction, psychoanalysis, and other fields. I've published books on subjects ranging from poetry and translation to children's literature. I also direct the creative writing program.
FALL 2019: ON SABBATICAL
I focus mainly on creative writing and modern British literature. I've published sixteen books, including fiction, poetry, criticism, and translation. Recent material includes Brevity: A Flash Fiction Handbook, the short story collection My Date with Neanderthal Woman, the translation Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom, the novel How to Cope with Suburban Stress, the poetry collection Kanji Poems, and the edited anthology Second Thoughts: A Focus on Rereading. Essays on Joyce, Woolf, Forster, Nabokov, Auden and others have appeared in places ranging from Twentieth Century Literature to The Columbia History of the British Novel. See www.davidgalef.com.
Brevity: A Short Short-Short Primer
This creative writing textbook focuses primarily on short-shorts and flash fiction.
Where I Went Wrong
This fourth novel focuses on a man reflecting on his failures, second-guessing himself at every turn, as each chapter takes him further back in time.
This poetry collection, forthcoming in 2015 from Word Poetry, uses kanji definitions to build short Japanese narrative-poems.