Recently named a 2017-2019 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, J.P. Grasser received his B.A. in English from Sewanee: The University of the South, where he was the recipient of the Tennessee Williams Prize. J.P. received his M.F.A. in poetry from Johns Hopkins University.

He is currently a doctoral student in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Utah, where he serves as Editor-in-Chief for Quarterly West. J.P. was raised outside of Washington, DC and on his family’s fish farm in Brady, Nebraska. He lives in San Jose, California.

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[teaching summary:]


Stanford University

  • Levinthal Tutorial in Poetry (Fall 2017—Present)
  • Levinthal Tutorial in Creative Non-Fiction (Fall 2017—Present)

University of Utah

  • Writing 2010, Composition (Fall 2015—Spring 2017)
  • Introduction to Creative Writing (Spring 2017)

Johns Hopkins University

  • Introduction to Fiction and Poetry I (Fall 2012—Spring 2015)

  • Introduction to Fiction and Poetry II (Fall 2014—Spring 2015)

  • Midnight in Paris: Expatriate Authors of the 1920s (Intersession 2015)