Graduate Teaching Assistant
Room 25 Desk 5 Park Hall
Office Hours:
Fall 2017: MWF 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Paul Cunningham is the author of the chapbook Goal/Tender Meat/Tender (horse less press, 2015), and he is the translator of two chapbooks by Swedish author, playwright, and video-artist, Sara Tuss Efrik: Automanias: Selected Poems (Goodmorning Menagerie, 2016) and The Night's Belly (Toad Press, 2016). His translations of Helena Österlund have most recently appeared in Sink Review and are forthcoming in publications like Asymptote, and the All Translation Anthology. He founded Radioactive Moat Press in 2009 and the online journal Deluge in 2012. He served as co-editor of Slippery Rock University's sixth issue of SLAB, which was awarded the AWP National Director's Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines in the Category of Content. He formerly worked alongside Nichole Riggs as an editorial assistant for Action Books and as a co-editor for Action, Yes. He has also served as a judge for The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12.

His book reviews have appeared in Fanzine, DIAGRAM, Entropy, and Queen Mob's Tea House. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in SAND: Berlin's English Literary Journal, Yalobusha Review, Fireflies Film MagazineDIAGRAM, Bat City Review, Gigantic Sequins, glitterMOBSpork, LIT: The Journal of The New School, Tarpaulin Sky, Smoking Glue GunThe Volta, Cloud RodeoDREGINALD, Witness, and others. His most recent poem-film, It Is Announced (a collaboration with poet/painter Valerie Mejer Caso and photographer Barry Shapiro), premiered in the 2016 Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Other poem-films have appeared in Public Pool, the MAKE Magazine Lit & Luz Festival, Seattle’s INCA (The Institute for New Connotative Action), the Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City, and Kastratet ( He is an active Princeton University INCH scholar (International Network for Comparative Studies) and he holds a M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Notre Dame.


M.F.A., Poetry (2015) University of Notre Dame

B.A., English (2011) Slippery Rock University

Research Interests:

Translation Studies


Victorian Studies 



My Research Areas and Approaches