Areas of Interest: Creative Writing, 20th Century Poetry, American Literature


Michael Fallon, Senior Lecturer, has taught creative writing, literature, and composition at UMBC since 1985. Fallon has edited the literary magazines Puerto del Sol (1980-81) and the Maryland Poetry Review (1984-91) of which he was founding editor. Poems have appeared in the American Scholar, the Antietam Review, Sin Fronteras, the Oyez Review, and many other literary magazines, CDs, anthologies, and broadcasts on WYPR’s The Signal and other public radio programs. Essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in the Maryland English Journal, Lite Magazine, the Loch Raven Review, and other magazines. Recently, Fallon’s nonfiction essay, “The Other Side of Silence,” was published in The New England Review‘s winter 2015 issue and was selected by lithub.com, The Best of the Literary Internet, for posting on its website.

Fallon was also the winner of two Maryland State Arts Council Fellowships in Poetry in 1988 and 2009 and is the author of three collections of poetry: A History of the Color Black, published by Dolphin-Moon Press in 1991; Since You Have No Body, winner of the Plan B Press Poetry Chapbook Competition and published in 2011; and The Great Before and After, published by BrickHouse Books in 2011. His book of poems, House of Forgotten Names, was accepted by Salmon Press or Ireland and will be published in 2017.