Jonathan Fink is an Associate Professor and the Director of Creative Writing at the University of West Florida, where he also edits Panhandler Magazine. He received his BA from Trinity University and his MFA from Syracuse University where he was a Graduate University Fellow and received awards from The Atlantic Monthly and Associated Writing Programs. His poems have appeared in Poetry, New England Review, TriQuarterly, Slate, The Southern Review, Southwest Review and Virginia Quarterly Review, among other publications. He has received the Editors’ Prize in Poetry from The Missouri Review and fellowships and scholarships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the St. Botolph Club Foundation, and Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, among others.
Before joining the faculty at University of West Florida, Jonathan taught creative writing at Emerson College, UMass-Boston, and Phillips Andover Academy, among other institutions. From 2003-2006 he was the Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry at Emory University. He has lectured in the Summer Literary Seminars program in St. Petersburg, Russia, and in DISQUIET: The International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal. His poem, “Conflagration and Wage: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 1911,” was selected by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble as the libretto for original music composed for “Requiem: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Centennial” — a commemorative concert for the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.