Robert Carnevale is an assistant professor of English.

Jan. 22, 2016

Last year, the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies benefitted greatly from the establishment of the Patrice M. and John F. Kelly Faculty Fellowship in Arts and Letters, funded by DLitt student Patrice Kelly and her husband. Patrice is currently writing her dissertation.

For several years now, the Kellys have generously supported the Sentences conference, and earnings from their Faculty Fellowship endowment are now available to make the first annual award supporting the work of a faculty member in the Arts and Letters program. The fellowship comes with a stipend and additional funding for development expenses to improve the quality of teaching and instruction.

Carnevale has taught at Drew since 2000.

In consultation with the CSGS Dean’s Council, I’ve selected Robert Carnevale as the inaugural fellow for the calendar year 2016.

Bob has been adjunct assistant professor of English in Arts and Letters since 2000, teaching a wide variety of writing workshops, especially poetry and seminars in American literature that have made him a highly respected and inspiring teacher of many, many students.

His work has appeared in numerous national magazines and two of his recent poems were Pushcart Prize nominees. In addition, his English translation (with Carol Ueland) of Apollo in the Grass: Selected Poems by Aleksandr Kushner, was published last year by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Bob has given scores of public readings and done collaborations with musicians. He has been a major success on the teaching team for the Arts and Letters summer conference, “Sentences: A Conference on Writing Prose,” as well as on the teaching team for the DLitt foundation course, “Liberal Studies: What They Are, What They Do.”


Robert Ready
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies