Ethan Paquin


Adjunct Faculty, English

BA, Plymouth State College; MFA, University of Massachusetts-Amherst




Office: Ellen Reed House

Ethan Paquin graduated from Plymouth State College with a BA in English-Writing, and received his MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is the author of the forthcoming Cloud vs. Cloud (Ahsahta Press, 2013) as well as four other books of poems, which have been reviewed in publications including The London Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, Poetry Review (London), New Review of Literature, and PN Review (London). His creative writing and criticism/commentary have appeared in publications including The Colorado Review, The Boston Review, New American Writing, Quarterly West, Verse,, The Wall Street Journal, Canadian Review of Books, and Meanjin (Australia). Paquin is the founding editor of the longstanding online literary journal Slope (, and is co-founder and director of the nonprofit small poetry press, Slope Editions.

Publications (Books)

My Thieves (UK: Salt Publishing, 2007).

The Violence (Boise State University: Ahsahta Press, 2005).

Accumulus (UK: Salt Publishing, 2003).

The Makeshift (UK: Stride Books, 2002).

Selected Awards and Recognition

Runner-up, 2005 Poetry Society of America William Carlos Williams Award. Selected by Marjorie Welish. May 2006.

Courses Taught at PSU

Creative Writing

Writing and the Creative Process

Murder, Mayhem & Madness/The Outsider



Contact Us

English Department

Ellen Reed House
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F

Phone: 603-535-2746
(Mary Petz, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2584

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #40 Plymouth, NH 03264

Dr. Ann McClellan, Department Chair
Office: Ellen Reed 15
Office Phone: (603) 535-2683