Penn State Harrisburg

Eric M. Bliman, Ph.D.

· Instructor in English Composition; Humanities


Eric Bliman teaches writing courses including rhetoric and composition and
technical communication. He holds a Ph.D. in English and comparative
literature from the University of Cincinnati, an M.F.A. in creative writing
(poetry) from the University of Florida, and a B.S. in psychology from the
University of Michigan.

Dr. Bliman's poems and book reviews have appeared in The Times
Literary Supplement, Subtropics, The Southern Review, Quarterly West, The
Birmingham Poetry Review
, and other journals. His writing has received the
University Research Council Fellowship from the University of Cincinnati, the
Intro Journals Award for poetry from the Association of Writers and Writing
Programs, and the National Chapbook Fellowship from the Poetry Society of
America, which will publish his chapbook Travel and Leisure in the spring of
2013. He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Research Interests

  • 20th century American poetry
  • 20th century British poetry
  • Creative writing pedagogy
  • Rhetoric and composition