Steve Kistulentz
Assistant Professor, English and Writing

401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Box: R
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 257-3322
skistulentz@ut.edu

Steven Kistulentz


Education
2009 Florida State University, Ph.D. 
2005 University of Iowa, MFA
1997 The Johns Hopkins University, M.A.
1991 College of William and Mary, B.A.
Professional and Community Activities:

Steve Kistulentz is the Director of the University of Tampa MFA Program in Creative Writing, and a member of the Department of English. He is the author of two collections of poetry, Little Black Daydream(2012) and The Luckless Age (2010), along with numerous stories, essays, and reviews. His narrative nonfiction—mostly on the subject of popular culture—has appeared widely in journals. 
 
Kistulentz’s poems work against the pervasive influence of nostalgia, occupying the space between histories; they often focus on what 
Yeats called “counter-truth,” the gap between the commonplace understanding of an event and its more nuanced or even imagined reinterpretation. Mike Krutel, writing in the American Book Review, compared the “lived-in landscapes” of The Luckless Age’s poems to John Berryman’s dream songs. 
 
His honors include the Benjamin Saltman Award for The Luckless Age, as well as fellowship support from Writers at Work, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and an individual award from the Mississippi Arts Commission. He has taught at Millsaps College; the Johns Hopkins University; the University of Iowa, where he was the Joseph and Ursil Callan Scholar; and the Florida State University, where he was an Edward and Marie C. Kingsbury Fellow for Excellence in Thought.