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Candice Wuehle

Candice Wuehle

Lecturer in English


Ph.D., University of Kansas, Literature and Creative Writing, 2019
MFA, Iowa Writers' Workshop, Poetry, 2012
M.A., University of Minnesota, English, 2010,
B.A., University of Iowa, English, 2008


Candice Wuehle is the author of “Death Industrial Complex” (Action Books, 2020) and “BOUND” (Inside the Castle Press, 2018) as well as the chapbooks “VIBE CHECK” (Garden-door Press, 2017), “EARTH*AIR*FIRE*WATER*ÆTHER” (Grey Books Press, 2015) and “curse words: a guide in 19 steps for aspiring transmographs” (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Her work has appeared in Best American Experimental Writing 2020, Black Warrior Review, The Bennington Review, Tarpaulin Sky and elsewhere. She is originally from Iowa City, Iowa, and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She also holds an M.A. in Literature from the University of Minnesota and A Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Kansas, where she was a Chancellor’s Fellow.

Q&A With Professor Wuehle

How did you discover Western?

After completing my doctorate in Kansas, I was in search of a beautiful place to live and teach. I’m thrilled to be here teaching creative writing and literature in this gorgeous valley.

What are some of the highlights of your career?

Meeting dream writers. Among the highlights—I’ve gotten the chance to interview Margaret Atwood about her poetry and patents and once I was part of a seance with D.A. Powell (during which—supposedly—Mina Loy appeared). The best part of being an academic is that you’re always surrounded by interesting people.

What most excites you about your field?

I love introducing students to new writers and new ways of writing so they can see that there is no one “correct” way to be an artist.

What is your favorite thing about the Gunnison Valley?

The stunning beauty—the wildflowers, mountains and the bright moonlight.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Literature and Culture of the American West
  • Ancient World Literature
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • American Literature
  • Academic Writing



  • Death Industrial Complex. Notre Dame, Indiana, Action Books. 2020.
  • BOUND. Lawrence, Kansas, Inside the Castle Press. 2018.


  • VIBE CHECK. Ithaca, New York, Garden Door Press. 2017.
  • EARTH*AIR*FIRE*WATER*ÆTHER. Tampa, Florida, Grey Book Press. 2015.
  • Curse Words: A Guide in 19 Steps for Aspiring Transmographs. Chicago, Illinois, Dancing Girl Press. 2014.

Anthology Poetry Publications

  • “shock box.” Best American Experimental Writing 2020, eds. Joyelle McSweeney and Carmen Maria Machado, Wesleyan University Press. 2020.
  • “pedagogy.” Best Indie Lit New England, ed. Thomas A. Dodson, Black Key Press. 2015.

Selected Poetry

  • “embalm” and “and at one point i could not.” Berkeley Poetry Review 49.
  • “daughter of pearl.” Black Warrior Review, Spring/Summer 2019.
  • “woman house.” Phoebe, Winter 2019.
  • “waxed” and “i’m trying my hand at fashion photography.” The Bennington Review, Spring 2019.
  • “editrix.” Palimpsest: Yale Graduate and Literary Arts Magazine, Winter 2019.
  • “organist” and “projectionist.” Fugue, Spring 2019.
  • “Neap Tide.” Mississippi Review, Winter 2018.
  • “Made” and “poltergeist ii.” Sonora Review, Winter 2018.
  • “frotteur iii.” Epiphany Magazine, Summer 2018.
  • “intoxication.” New Orleans Review, 2016.
  • “Demiurge.” The Colorado Review, Spring 2015.
  • excerpts from BOUND, Tarpaulin Sky.
  • “thaumaturgist” and “& if you go far away…” Chariton Review, 2015.
  • “FIRE.” The Atlas Review, 2015.
  • “EX NIHILO.” Prelude 2015.
  • “MEDIUM.” Inter|rupture, February 2015.
  • “Soft.” The Volta, September 2014.
  • “EARTH.” BOAAT, July 2014.
  • “There is No Third Position.” SAND: The International Journal of Berlin, 2015.
  • “Spectrum.” The Fairy Tale Review, 2014.

Selected Fiction

  • “ribcage i.” Berfrois, 2018.
  • “poltergeist i” and “poltergeist iii.” New Delta Review, 2017.
  • “poltergeist ii.” Sonora Review, 2017.
  • “shock box.” Occulum, 2017.

Scholarly Publications

  • “And I a smiling woman.”: Sylvia Plath’s Unheimlich Domesticity.” Plath Profiles: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Sylvia Plath Studies. (forthcoming).

External Professional Affiliations

  • Iowa Writers’ Workshop
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Kansas

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