Alex Mouw is a visiting assistant professor of English for the 2017–2018 academic year. He teaches composition, cultural heritage and creative writing. His primary interest is creative writing, specifically poetry, but he also engages in research on religion and American literature.


Alex specializes in the practice and teaching of creative writing, including poetry, fiction and nonfiction. 


  • MFA, creative writing, Purdue University, 2017
  • B.A., English, history and classical studies, Hope College, 2014


  • Lilly Graduate Fellow, Cohort Seven
  • Winner of the Thomas H. School and Elizabeth Boyd Thompson Poetry Prize
  • Winner of a Hegarty Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters
  • Winner of a 2016 research grant from Purdue University

Published Work

  • "Berryman's Sickness Unto Death," Christianity and Literature, fall 2017
  • Poems in various literary publications, including Ruminate, Tahoma Literary Review, Measure and
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