Iain Haley Pollock, M.F.A.

Director, MFA Program
Iain Haley Pollock, M.F.A., Director of the MFA Program at Manhattanville University


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Iain Haley Pollock is the author of the poetry collections Spit Back a Boy and Ghost, Like a Place (2018).His poems have also appeared in many literary outlets, including African American Review, American Academy of Poets Poem-a-Day, American Poetry Review, The New York Times Magazine, PoetrySociety.org and The Progressive. Outside of publishing poems, Pollock performs his work widely, from the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival to libraries and art centers; he curated the Rye Poetry Path, a public poetry installation in Rye, NY; he serves on the editorial board at Slapering Hol Press and Tiger Bark Press; and he edits the literary journal Inkwell 

  • Poetry Workshop
  • Topics in Grad Creative Writing: The Nature of Influence
  • Topics in Grad Creative Writing: Formal Experimentation

B.A., English, Haverford College

M.F.A., Creative Writing, Syracuse University

Spit Back a Boy
2011, University of Georgia Press

Ghost, Like a Place
2018, Alice James Books

Cave Canem Fellowship 
6, 2008, 2009

Cave Canem Poetry Prize 

NAACP Image Award (nomination)