Position Dodd Interdisciplinary Fellow Degree Seeking PhD Email firstname.lastname@example.org Undergraduate Institution The University of Montana Undergraduate Degree BA | English, emphasis in Creative Writing Masters Institution The University of Arizona Masters Degree MFA | Creative Writing Hometown Santa Rosa, California Research Detail Rutherfurd's current research is centered around photographs of wildfires and their destruction in Northern California and how they contribute to post-apocalyptic narratives. Similarly, his poems explore representations of ruin and explore the ways language organizes crisis, and vice versa. Additionally, he studies 20th century American poetry, image theory, word/image relations, and representations of landscape. Biography Ben Rutherfurd grew up in Sonoma County, California and received his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona. His poems have appeared in Spork, Green Linden, Territory, and Agape, and his reviews in the Volta. He is currently a PhD student in English at the University of Georgia and a contributing editor at Green Linden, an online journal of poetry.