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DATE: June 28, 2005
SMC PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Davis Wins Prestigious Fulbright
Santa Monica College adjunct English professor
and accomplished poet Carol Davis has been awarded
a prestigious Fulbright Scholar’s Award to teach and lecture on
Contemporary American Literature in St. Petersburg and throughout Russia.
This is Davis’ second Fulbright award, having spent the 1996-97
academic year as a senior Fulbright scholar in Creative Writing, teaching
modern Jewish literature at Petersburg Jewish University.
This time, she will spend the fall semester teaching at the Center for
American and British Studies at St. Petersburg State University and lecturing
and giving poetry readings in Moscow and other areas of Russia, some of
This is the second Fulbright Scholar award to be given to an SMC professor
in the past year. In spring, English professor Karin
Costello was a lecturer at Intercollege in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Davis, of Mar Vista, who is fluent in Russian, has been teaching English
at SMC for five years.
She is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in such publications
as Atlanta Review, Bellingham Review, Mid-American Review and New American
Her first book, a chapbook, Letters from Prague, was published by Paper
Bag Press in 1991. A full-length collection, It’s Time to Talk About…,
was published in a bilingual edition in Russia in 1997. A new small book
of poetry, The Violin Teacher, is scheduled
to come out in November 2005 from Dancing Girls Press in Chicago. Her
work is also included in several anthologies.
Honors include an Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for Poems on the Jewish
Experience and the Reuben Rose Poetry Competition in Israel. She has also
been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, considered one of the most prestigious
literary prizes in America, and she has had her poetry read on National
Davis has lectured and read her poetry throughout the world and has also
had articles, written in Russian, published in Russia.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Russian Language and Literature
from Fairhaven College at Western Washington University. She studied at
the University of California at Berkeley and at the University of Washington
in Seattle, where she received her master’s degree in Slavic Languages
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