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Stephen Myers, Ph.D.


Stephen Myers received his Ph.D. and MA in English from the University of Rochester. He grew up in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the early 1960s and has lived at various times in other corners of the state, as well as in Mountain Lakes, N.J.; Rochester, N.Y.; and Glasgow, Scotland. He graduated with a BA in English from Allegheny College in 1974, earned an M. Div. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1978, and received the Ph.D. in 1990. He has taught at DeSales since then, serving nine years as chair of the Humanities Department.

The author of a book on W.B. Yeats' poetry of the 1890s as well as scholarly articles on Yeats, his own poems have appeared in journals such as Beloit Poetry JournalThe Dark Horse (Scotland), The Gettysburg ReviewPoetry EastThe Southern Review, and Tar River Poetry. He is also author of a full-length poetry collection titled Memory's Dog (FootHills Publishing, 2004) and two poetry chapbooks. He has been nominated several times for a Pushcart Prize and has won one. In 2015, his manuscript Last Look at Joburg won The Tusculum Review’s Chapbook Prize and in 2006 he won the Raymond Lamont Short Prose Prize awarded by the journal Quarter After Eight.

He currently lives in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. His wife, Karen, runs an academic research business. Their son, Nathaniel, is a DeSales graduate with a Ph.D. in literature from Notre Dame University. He currently teaches literature and writing courses at Notre Dame. Daughter Christy is a political operative in western Pennsylvania.