Lori Horvitz, Ph.D.

Professor of English
205 Karpen Hall, CPO 2130

I believe a teacher’s essential objective should be to ignite and validate students’ intellectual and creative curiosity so that they become engaged thinkers, speakers, writers and citizens. Teaching for me has been a two-way street — my most successful classes have been made up of students who not only took risks and challenged themselves, but students who have inspired, challenged and educated me. I’ve been the recipient of writer-in-residency fellowships from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Cottages at Hedgebrook, Yaddo, Fundación Valparaiso, The Ragdale Foundation, and Blue Mountain Center. At UNC Asheville, I’m the faculty advisor for the literary arts magazine, "Headwaters." Also, I’m the founder and organizer of the F-Word Film Festival (A Celebration of Images By and About Women but For All Audiences).

Please visit my author website http://www.lorihorvitz.com/


  • B.F.A., College at Purchase (SUNY)
  • M.F.A., Brooklyn College
  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany

Recent Publications



  • "Art Colony Birthday Party." Entering the Real World: VCCA Poets on Mt. San Angelo, 2012.
  • "A Hushed Blue Underworld." Dear John, I'm in Love with Jane, Seal Press, 2010.
  • "The Lost Language of Lox." P.S.: What I Didn't Say: Unsent Letters to Our Female Friends, Seal Press, 2009.
  • "Shiksa in My Living Room." Identity Envy: Wanting To Be Who We're Not: An Anthology, Routledge, 2006.
  • "Slow Train to the Forbidden City." A Place Called Home: An Anthology, 2005.
  • "Naked Hippies and Bonfires." Rite of Passage, Lonely Planet, 2003.
  • "To the Core." A Women's Touch: An Anthology of Women's Writing, Alyson Press, 2003.

Literary Journals (Creative Nonfiction, Short Stories & Poetry)

  • "The Big Smoke." Epiphany: A Literary Journal, 2014.
  • "All the World's Oceans." Chattahoochee Review, 2014.
  • "Cool as Patty Hearst." Saint Ann's Review, 2014.
  • "Little Pink Hatchling." Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing, 2013.
  • "The Golden Cord." Tusculum Review, 2013.
  • "Deathbed Pearls." Burrow Press, 2012.
  • "Mongrels of Salamanca." Chariton Review, 2012.
  • "Slimfast Vacation." The Monarch Review, 2012.
  • "Vibrator." Juked, 2012.
  • "OpenWide 66." South Dakota Review, 2012.
  • "Fahrenheit or Celsius" & "The Point." Mad Hatters' Review, 2012."
  • "I Met a Ghost!" TheAwl.com, 2011.
  • "The Woman Who Slept All Day." Prose-Poem, 2011.
  • "Feminist Christmas Tree Farm." Hamilton Stone Review, 2011.
  • "A Certain Shade of Blue." The Broome Review, 2008.
  • "Exchange Theory and Rational Choice." SUB-LIT, 2008.
  • "Making Lists." Dos Passos Review, 2008.
  • "Unloading Bones." The Southeast Review, 2006.
  • "My Life as a Hippie Chick." Hamilton Stone Review, 2006.
  • "The Girls of Usually" & "The Weight of Stuff." Salt River Review, 2006.
  • "Death and Furniture." The Mochila Review, Spring 2005.
  • "The Aspirin Factory." Headwaters, 2005.
  • "New York: 1986-9." Hotel Amerika, 2005.
  • "Theories of Color." Quarter After Eight, 2002.
  • "The Sublet." Coe Review, 2003.
  • "Writhing Hieroglyphics." Headwaters, 2002.
  • "My Imaginary Aunt Fanny." Jabberwock Review, 2002.
  • "The Knot Lady." Descant, 2002.
  • "Argentina." Kumquat Meringue, 2002.
  • "Mr. Wilcomersky's Motorcycle." Facets Magazine, 2002.

Recent Teaching

  • LANG 497: Senior Seminar in Creative Writing
  • LANG 363: Fiction Workshop
  • LANG 366: Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • LIT 367: Writers of the Beat Generation
  • LIT 379: Questions of Travel
  • LIT 346: Queer Narratives/Queer Theories
  • LIT 346: Gender and the American Road Novel
  • LIT 349: Contemporary Literature
  • ARTS 310: Arts and Ideas
  • LANG 260: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • LIT 240: Introduction to Literature
  • WGSS 100: Introduction to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies