Joshua November, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor, Languages and Literature

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    Lander College of Arts & Sciences

Professor Yehoshua November is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s M.F.A. program in Creative Writing.  He teaches composition as well as elective courses in creative writing and contemporary poetry.

Professor November’s poetry book, God’s Optimism, was selected as the winner of the MSR Poetry Book Award and named a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize in Poetry, Autumn House Poetry Prize, and Tampa Review Prize for Poetry.   His poetry has appeared in The Sun Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, and on NPR's The Writer's Almanac.  

In 2011, The Jewish Week named November one of the 36 "Best and Brightest Innovators and Visionaries" under 36 years of age.  The winner of Prairie Schooner’s Bernice Slote Award and the London School of Jewish Studies Poetry Contest, November has taught at Touro College since 2005.


B.A., SUNY at Binghamton
M.F.A., University of Pittsburgh

Regular Courses Taught

English Composition II
Creative Writing