Steve Davenport (PhD, University of Illinois) has served the Creative Writing Program as Associate Director since the position was created in 2004. While his role in the program is primarily administrative, he served as Nonfiction Editor of Ninth Letter for, fittingly, nine issues and continues to teach one undergraduate Creative Writing class a semester. He’s the author of two books of poetry: Uncontainable Noise (2006) and Overpass (2012). His poems, stories, and essays have been anthologized, reprinted, and published in dozens of literary magazines. Read more at gasolinelake.com.