Dr. MC Hyland

MC Hyland

Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing

Email: hyland@lvc.edu

Phone: 717-867-6482

Office Location: Humanities 207-B

Website: https://www.mchyland.com/

B.A., Swarthmore College; M.F.A., University of Alabama (Creative Writing & Book Arts); Ph.D., New York University

Creative Writing, Book Arts, Poetics, British Romanticism

Research & Practice Areas:
Poetry, creative nonfiction, small press publishing, lyric theory and historical poetics

I am currently working on book projects in three genres: a collection of short literary essays in the tradition of Montaigne’s Essais and Anne Carson’s Short Talks, a scholarly monograph on the second-person pronoun in eighteenth century and Romantic poetry, and a hybrid-genre book that explores grief and Anthropocene extinction through the life and writing of Mary Shelley. I am also the founding editor of a small poetry chapbook press, DoubleCross Press.



  • Future Forward Award for Women in Publishing, Center for Book Arts, New York
  • Residencies at T.S. Eliot House, Poets House (NY), Kimmel Harding Nelson Center


  • The End, Sidebrow Press 2019
  • Neveragainland, Lowbrow Press/H_NGM_N 2010


Selected Poetry Publications

  • “Late to the Darkening Room”, Concision Poetry, Issue 3.1, Winter 2023
  • “To Be Like Weather”, Typo, Issue 34, 2023
  • “Essay on the Aperture” and “THE END,” Alcatraz: An international anthology of prose/poetry, 2022
  • “Five poems from Prevailing Conditions,” The Brooklyn Rail, 2020
  • “Three poems from THE END,” Boston Review, 2016
  •  “The Book of the Desert,” The Paris Review, 2007


Selected Poetry Reviews

  • “‘Whose I is this anyway?’: On three books by Anna Moschovakis.” The Volta, 2017
  • Review of To Think of Her Writing Awash In Light by Linda Russo (with Becca Klaver). Interim, 2017
  • Review of HAGS by Jenny Zhang. Rain Taxi Review of Books, 2015


Poetry Readings & Presentations

  • “Twenty Years of Small Press Editing” panel, Typo Fest, Fayetteville, Ark., April 2023
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Poetry Workshop
  • Major Poets
  • First-Year Experience