Kevin Griffith | Capital University


  • Kevin Griffith, Ph.D.

    Professor of English


    Renner Hall
    Room 233

    (614) 236-6563

    • Biography

      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, 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.

    • Teaches

      Basic Writing
      Creative Writing
      Critical Writing for English Majors
      Poetry Writing
      Fiction Writing
      The English Language
      Supplemental Writing (Law School)

    • Degrees

      Ph.D. in English, The Ohio State University