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Dr. Benjamin Myers

Crouch-Mathis Professor of Literature
Professor of Literature and English
Director of the Honors Program

Office Location Owens Hall, 207
Phone (Office) 405.585.4243
OBU Mailbox # 61307
Email ben.myers@okbu.edu

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Biography

Benjamin Myers is the director of OBU's Great Books Honors Program. He is the author of four books of poetry and two books of nonfiction, and he was the 2015-2016 poet laureate of the state of Oklahoma. His poems have appeared in The Yale Review, Image, The Christian Century, Rattle, and many other widely-circulated journals, and he has written essays for many prominent outlets, including First Things, The American Conservative, and The Gospel Coalition. Dr. Myers is a member of Chandler First Baptist Church, where he teaches adult Bible study and serves as a deacon.

Education

  • B.A., University of the Ozarks
  • M.A., Washington University in St. Louis
  • Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Courses Taught

  • Great Books
  • English and American Literature
  • Creative Writing

Professional Memberships

  • Chrysostom Society
  • National Association of Scholars
  • Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
  • Conference on Christianity and Literature

Awards and Honors

  • OBU Student Government Association "Seven Who Care Award," 2022
  • OBU Promising Teacher Award, 2009
  • Oklahoma Poet Laureate, 2015-2016

Selected Publications

  • Tradition and Convention: Essays on Poetry, Culture, and Education (Belle Point Press, 2023)
  • The Family Book of Martyrs: Poems (Lamar University Press, 2023)
  • A Poetics of Orthodoxy: Christian Truth as Aesthetic Foundation (Cascade Books, 2020)
  • Black Sunday: The Dust Bowl Sonnets (Lamar University Press, 2019)
  • Lapse Americana: Poems (New York Quarterly Books, 2013)