Joni Tevis

Joni Tevis

Bennette E. Geer Professor of English

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Joni Tevis is the author of two books of nonfiction, The Wet Collection: A Field Guide to Iridescence and Memory, and The World Is On Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocalypse, both published by Milkweed Editions. Her essays have appeared in Orion, The Southern Review, The Oxford American, Poets & Writers, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. The winner of a Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, she is at work on a new book of nonfiction about music, destruction, and iconic American landscapes.

She has taught at Furman since 2008.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Houston
  • M.F.A., University of Houston
  • B.A., Florida State University

Research

  • Creative writing
  • American literature

Publications

  • The World Is On Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocalypse;
  • The Wet Collection: A Field Guide to Iridescence and Memory