Eric Carlin

Eric Carlin

Title: Assistant Lecturer
Department: English
Office: Olin 339
Phone: 330-972-7470
Fax: 330-972-8817


Eric Carlin grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. He was educated at Red Lobster, Youngstown State U., Resash, Avalon Lakes, the Canfield Fair, and received his M.F.A. from Pacific Lutheran U. He has worked as a bus boy, dishwasher, back-up cook, waiter, construction worker, 3D hologram salesperson, peace activist, malcontent adjunct, and- now- a grad. ass.  His identical twin (E.R. Carlin) is a working writer/ magician who has had poems appear and disappear in a few places, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Hiram Poetry Review, Hunger, Juked, Minnesota Review, New Millennium Writings, New South, Quarter After Eight, Rattle, Whiskey Island, and Wisconsin Review. His current interests include Poetry, Doubles Binds, Critical Pedagogy, Critical Pragmatism, Critical Communicology, Critical Solidarity, and walking his dog, Sage.


Publication:  Union Down.  Mankato, MN: Rocksaw Press, 2011.

Publication:  Review of Salvation Blues: One Hundred Poems (1985-2005). Working-Class Notes. Spring 2011.

Presentation: “Reading from Union Down.”  Working Class Studies Association Conference: How Class Works.  Stony Brook, June 2011. 


MA, The University of Akron