Robert Long Foreman

Craig-Lee Hall (CL)
(401) 456-8028

Academic Background

  • B.A. West Virginia University
  • M.A. Ohio University
  • Ph.D. University of Missouri

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 201 Introduction To Literary Study I
  • ENGL 220 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 371 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL 373 Advanced Creative Writing: Nonfiction
  • ENGL 581 Workshop in Creative Writing


Robert Long Foreman has published fiction and nonfiction in literary journals that include AGNI, Cream City Review, Third Coast, Indiana Review, Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Pleiades. He has won literary contests at Willow Springs, The Journal, and American Literary Review. His memoir, We Are All Dealers in Used Furniture, is currently under submission, and he is at work on a collection of short stories called Examined Lives.

The creative writing classroom is a brief stop on the long path any writer takes to one of many possible destinations. When teaching workshops, therefore, I try to keep the long view in mind. While giving craft lessons and leading discussions of the work of students and others, I ensure we do not lose sight of the larger questions that any serious writer should address, such as, why do we write? And, what are we looking for in an audience? My hope is that we can address these questions thoughtfully, and better understand the roles that literary writing and reading play in our lives and the lives of others.

Page last updated: September 21, 2011