John Estes

John Estes

Associate Professor
Director of Creative Writing


  • PhD

Research Areas

  • Creative Writing


John Estes joined the faculty in 2016. He studied poetics and ecological literature at the Univeristy of Missouri, and is author of three books of poetry—Kingdom Come (C&R Press, 2011), Stop Motion Still Life (Wordfarm, forthcoming) and Sure Extinction(forthcoming), which won the 2015 Antivenom Award from Elixir Press—as well as two chapbooks: Breakfast with Blake at the Laocoön (Finishing Line Press, 2007) and Swerve, which won a 2008 National Chapbook Fellowship from the Poetry Society of America. Works-in-progress include a collection of short fictions, a book-length poem, and at least one overdue essay.

A few research interests include Eastern thought, film studies, and critical theory. Links to poems, prose, and translations online can be found at his website.