Oregon State University

Steven Kunert

Senior Instructor/Undergraduate Advisor (ENG major/WR minor)

Oregon State University
Moreland 220
2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331 USA
Tel: 541-737-1643
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  • Katey Lehman Fellow in Creative Writing - Pennsylvania State University, 1989-1990
  • M.A.I.S. 1989 - University of Texas, El Paso
  • B.A. 1979 - University of Texas, El Paso


Steven Kunert has taught various writing courses since coming to OSU in 1998, including Technical Writing, Advertising and Public Relations Writing and Creative Nonfiction Writing. He has published prose and poetry for over 35 years, including recent creative nonfiction pieces, “Minus Tide” in Apeiron Review (Winter 2013) and “Hometown: Four Memories” in Word River (2011), and a prose poem “William Stafford Once Told Me” in Six Sentences: Volume 3 (2010). He also published stories, essays, articles and poems in publications such as Rio Grande Review, The Oregonian, El Paso Times, Corvallis Gazette-Times, Fogged Clarity, decomP, Word Riot, and Poetry Super Highway. He is interested in memoir writing and served as an editor of his father’s autobiography, The Other Side of the Coin by Hans J. Kunert (Heritage Books, 2002), deemed “the most memorable book of the year” by The Bradenton (FL) Herald; his article, “Autobiographical Writing: Therapeutic for Aged Individuals, Meaningful for Gerontologists,” appeared in the Journal of Aging and Identity in 1997. Kunert has served as Undergraduate Academic Advisor since 2005 and editor of the English Letter since 1999.

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Writing, Literature, & Film 238 Moreland Hall 541.737.3244
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