Alan Altimont is an Associate Professor of English Literature and Writing, specializing in Creative Writing. He has taught at SEU for more than thirty years. He is also currently serving as Interim Chair of the Performing Arts Department.

Specializing in modern and contemporary poetry and poetics and drama, Alan Altimont also teaches courses in British Literature, American Literature, erotic/romantic literature, and writing for live stage and screen . Along with his own poetry, he has published or presented papers on the poetry of John Berryman and Andrew Marvell, and on Shakespeare's plays. He is currently translating the secular and sacred Latin poems of the early medieval bi-sexual priest, Marbod, Bishop of Rennes.


PhD. in English, The University of Minnesota, 1990

B.A. in English, Georgetown University, 1976

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School of Arts and Humanities