Anthony Warnke is from Mount Vernon, Washington, and earned his M.A. in English at Western Washington University. He taught for a year in Portland and moved with his partner to Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood in fall ’10. Currently, he is a full-time adjunct professor at Seattle University.
He teaches Introduction to College Writing on controversial issues in American education and Introduction to Literature on how African-American literature deconstructs white supremacy. He has given presentations on teaching, digital rhetoric, and literature and race at national academic conferences and is currently helping to compose a writing textbook. After moving away from writing poetry to the dark side of literary criticism and theory during college, his creative interest in poetry has been reawakened since joining SPLAB in early ’11.