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C. R. Grimmer

Poet | Scholar | Teacher

C. R. Grimmer (they/them or she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Utah State University.


As an interdisciplinary poet, public scholar, and teacher, their books include The Lyme Letters (Texas Tech University Press, Winner of the Walt McDonald First Book Award), O–(ezekiel's wife) (GASHER Journal and Press), and The Poetry Vlog: Critical Edition, forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press. They created and host teaching series such as The Poetry Vlog (TPV), have poems in journals such as Poetry MagazinePrairie Schooner, FENCE Magazine, and [PANK], and have research in journals such as The Comparatist.


Their poetry, research, and teaching have been made possible with support from fellowships and grants, including the Harlan Hahn Disability Studies fellowship, The Simpson Center's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Public Scholarship fellowship, the Vermont Studio Center residency fellowship, and Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy fellowship. They have taught in higher education for over 10 years at universities such as Portland State University, University of Washington, and Seattle University.

Public-facing C.V. selections were updated November 2023 are available below. Please email for full CV.



Ph.D., English Literature, University of Washington, Seattle         


M.A., English Literature, Portland State University, Portland, OR



M.F.A., Creative Writing, Poetry, Portland State University, Portland, OR


B.A. in English Literature, Honors College, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

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