Michael M. Weinstein, Ph.D.

Visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing

Email:[email protected]

Location: Landrum Bolling Center 336

About me

At Earlham, I design and teach a wide range of undergraduate courses, with specializations in the following areas: poetry and poetics, creative nonfiction, queer and trans literatures, modernist studies, visual culture studies, disability studies, and critical theory. My research focuses on modernist approaches to the relationship between text and image; I am particularly interested in how the hybrid forms of early-twentieth-century media offer new ways to conceive of non-normative embodiments and minority identities.

In addition to co-advising the student editors of Earlham’s literary magazine, The Crucible, I publish poems and essays in venues including The New Yorker, Los Angeles Review of Books, Conjunctions, Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Adroit Journal, Best New Poets 2020, The Iowa Review, Poets.org, and elsewhere. My debut poetry collection, Saint Consequence, is forthcoming from Alice James Books in 2025.

When I’m not working, I love to be active and spend time outside. I am also an avid amateur photographer.


  • Ph.D., Harvard University
  • M.F.A., University of Michigan
  • B.A., Northwestern University

Why do you teach at Earlham?

I was drawn to teaching at Earlham thanks to the atmosphere of mutual goodwill, open-mindedness and respect that pervades all of the interactions on campus, in class and out. Earlham students are smart, motivated, curious, and committed to improving the world.

Published works



We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.