Meet Our Faculty /
Dr. Kevin Griffith is
a professor of English at Capital University and professor of Legal Writing at
Capital Law School. He is the author of three books of poetry: Someone Had to Live (1994), Paradise Refunded (1999), and Denmark, Kangaroo, Orange (2008). He is
also the author of 101 Kinds of Irony
(2012), a collection of fiction, and the editor of The Common Courage Reader: Essays for an Informed Democracy (2001).
He has received
three Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards in Poetry, the most recent
one in 2014. He and his son achieved worldwide fame in late 2014 with the
release of www.Brickjest.com, a website featuring their recreation of David
Foster Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest
in Legos. Stories about the website have been featured in dozens of major
newspapers and magazines throughout the world.
Dr. Griffith has
published more than a dozen short stories in such magazines as Hotel Amerika,
Spectrum, The Mid-American Review, The Coachella Review, and others.
He works with
students to help them prepare to present their creative/critical work at
conferences such as the National Undergraduate Literature Conference. He also
has worked with former student Ian Golding to produced a national magazine of
fiction called The Interrobang, and
has organized a poetry reading series that features a poet of national
reputation paired with a student reader.
Winner of the
Praestantia Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Cotterman Award for
Excellence in Advising.
Basic WritingCreative WritingCritical Writing for English MajorsPoetry WritingFiction Writing The English LanguageHumanitiesSupplemental Writing (Law School)
Ph.D. in English,
The Ohio State University