Margaret Ross

Margaret Ross
Collegiate Assistant Professor
Gates-Blake 309
MFA, Iowa Writers’ Workshop, University of Iowa, 2012
Teaching at UChicago since 2020

Writing Profile

My first book, A Timeshare, won the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Poetry Book Prize in 2015. I’m currently at work on a second collection, excerpts of which have appeared in Best American Poetry, Chicago Review, The New Republic, The Paris Review, and The Yale Review. My writing has been supported by a Fulbright grant, a Stegner Fellowship, and residencies at Yaddo.

Since 2014, I’ve been working with the poet and novelist 黄梵 Huang Fan on Nanjing Night Song, the first collection of his poetry in English translation. Our project has been supported by a VSC/Luce Foundation Chinese Poetry & Translation Fellowship. Poems from the manuscript have appeared in Chicago Review, New American Writing, POETRY, and A Public Space.

Work with Students

I’ve advised undergraduate theses and projects in a variety of forms, including lyric essays, poetic sequences, and hybrid works combining critical and creative inquiry.


  • Introduction to Genres: Elegy
  • Reading as a Writer: Embodied Language
  • Reading as a Writer: Re-Vision
  • Advanced Poetry Workshop: Closure

Selected Publications

  • A Timeshare. Oakland: Omnidawn, 2015.


Subject Area: Poetry, Translation