Tenaya Darlington, M.F.A.
Discipline Taught: English
Office: Merion Hall 113
Phone: (610) 660-3271
General Fields of Professional Interest
Writing on Spirituality
I love to write, and I love igniting that passion in students, even if it requires dancing on tables. In my classes, I encourage students to keep journals, to meditate, to take risks in their writing, and to consider themselves members of an intimate writing community. Although I find the workshop model useful, I also like to allocate class time for writing exercises, readings, speakers, and the occasional renga party.
Before joining the faculty at SJU, I was a columnist and editor for Isthmus Newspaper in Madison, WI.
- English 1011 (The Craft of Language)
- English 2221 (Fiction Workshop)
- English 4005 (The Practice of Writing)
“A Patch of Skin,” Barnstorm: Contemporary Wisconsin Fiction, ed. Raphael Kadushin. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005
Maybe Baby, New York, New York: Little, Brown & Co. (Back Bay Imprint), 2004
Madame Deluxe, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Coffee House Press, 2000. Winner of National Poetry Series
“Dream Houses,” In Brief: Short Takes on the Personal, ed. Judith Kitchen and Mary Paumier Jones. New York, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1999
“Relevant Girl,” Scribner’s Best of the Fiction Workshops, ed. Carol Shields. New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998