Faculty Profile

Adrienne Su

Professor of Creative Writing; Poet-in-Residence (2000)

Contact Information


East College Room 309


Adrienne Su teaches advanced poetry writing, introductory poetry and fiction, and a creative nonfiction course focused on food. She is the author of five books of poems, most recently 'Peach State' (Pitt, 2021), which was named one of 2022's Books All Georgians Should Read and a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize. Among her awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Barbara Deming Fund, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her poems have appeared in many venues, including 'American Life in Poetry,' Poetry Out Loud, Elizabeth Alexander's 'The Trayvon Generation,' and five volumes of 'Best American Poetry.' Recent prose pieces include a remembrance of poet Lucie Brock-Broido in 'The Hopkins Review,' an examination of portrayals of Asia in children's books in 'New Ohio Review,' an op-ed on the Atlanta spa shootings in 'The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,' and a meditation on Chinese restaurants in the forthcoming anthology 'Ethical Eating: Conflicts, Conversations, Commitments.'


  • B.A., Harvard and Radcliffe College, 1989
  • M.F.A., University of Virginia, 1993

2024-2025 Academic Year

Fall 2024

CRWR 218 Creative Writ:Poetry & Fiction
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.

CRWR 319 Adv Creative Writing: Poetry
Writing and discussion of poetry. Prerequisite: 218 or permission of the instructor.