Patricia Dyjak

Assistant Professor


Education
 
Ph.D, English, The University at Albany (SUNY)
M.A., Women's Studies, The University at Albany (SUNY)
M.F.A., Creative Writing, Western Michigan University
M.A., English Language and Literature, Western Michigan University
M.A., English, Cook College,
Rutgers University

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

 
Biography

Patricia R., aka “Pat”, Dyjak is a poet and Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  She earned her Ph.D. in English and an M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University at Albany, where she worked with Judith E. Johnson and Marjorie Pryse.  She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing – Poetry from Western Michigan University where she worked with Herbert Scoot and William Olsen.  Her poetry is driven both by the music of language and by ideas. Her dissertation “Snakes in the Garden/Goodness: Power, Privilege, and Poetry in the Creation of Authority” looks at the cultural construction of goodness in particular groups, ending with the examination of three American woman poets who use snake imagery to represent the female divine.  Pat publishes as “P.R. Dyjak” and her work has appeared in national poetry journals, including Earth’s Daughters, disClosure: a journal of social theory, Verse Wisconsin, Diner, and Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies. Pat has a new chapbook Symphony for the Cutters out from Kattywompus Press.  Also, her poem “Fun & Anxiety” – all about language itself and writing – has been anthologized this year in Kattywompus Press’ Mercury Retrograde.




 
 

Contact Info

Email:​ ​pdyjak@uwsp.edu
​Office: ​CCC 429
​Phone: ​715-346-4425
​Fax: ​715-346-4215