A.B., Harvard College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Clapp Library 200G-7
Heather Corbally BryantLecturer in the Writing Program
Specialist in twentieth-century British and Irish literature; writer.
Heather Corbally Bryant is a Lecturer in the Writing Program at Wellesley College; previously she taught at Penn State University and Harvard College where she won awards for her teaching. She received her AB from Harvard and her PhD from the University of Michigan. Her first book, How Will the Heart Endure: Elizabeth Bowen and the Landscape of War (University of Michigan Press) won the Donald Murphy prize from the ACIS. She has published poems in The Christian Science Monitor, Sixteen, The Paddock Review, Old Frog Pond Chapbooks and in the anthologies: In Another Voice, Open-Eyed, Full-Throated: An Anthology of American/Irish Poets (Dublin: Arlen House, 2019) Cheap Grace, her first chapbook was published by the Finishing Line Press. Her second collection of poems, Lottery Ticket, was published in 2013 by the Parallel Press Series of the University of Wisconsin Libraries-Madison. Her third chapbook, Compass Rose, appeared in 2015 from The Finishing Line Press. My Wedding Dress, her first long collection of poems, was published by The Finishing Line Press in 2016. Thunderstorm, her second full-length volume of poetry, was published by The Finishing Line Press in the fall of 2017. It was nominated for a Mass Book Award in 2018. Her sixth collection of poetry, Eve’s Lament, was published by The Finishing Line Press in the winter of 2018. Her seventh collection of poetry, James Joyce’s Water Closet, (2018) won honorable mention in the Open Chapbook Competition of the Finishing Line Press. Two of her poems were nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2018. Her eighth collection of poetry, “Leaving Santorini,” will appear in late 2018. Practicing Yoga in a Former Shoe Factory, her ninth collection of poems (and her fourth full-length one) will be published in the spring of 2020. She has given readings across the United States, and in Ireland. In September 2019, she will be giving the Bowen Memorial Lecture at the Farahy Church, County Cork.
At Wellesley College, she teaches an array of first-year writing classes as well as the Writing Intensive Workshop, 201. In June, she takes students to Ireland for the Advanced Writing Course: Writing 293.
She is the mom to three recent college graduates who are spread across the United States, each in a different time zone, and her fourth rescue puppy, Paisley.