Stephanie L Young

Stephanie Young
Adjunct Professor of English
Director of Creative Writing, Director of Graduate Programs, Literature and Languages
Mill Hall 317

Professional Interests: Contemporary poetry, cross-genre and hybrid writing, documentary poetics, performance, lyric essay and memoir, digital and new media, feminist theory, cultural studies, poetry communities and movements


At Mills Since 2005


Stephanie Young is a poet and scholar whose writing engages feminist theory, digital and new media, and the Bay Area’s literary past and present. Her books of poetry and cross genre writing include Pet Sounds, It's No Good Everything's Bad, Ursula or University, Picture Palace, and Telling the Future Off. Young's writing on feminist collectives has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture, the exhibit Reading Room: The Feminist Art of Self Help, and elsewhere. She edited the anthology Bay Poetics and with Juliana Spahr, co-edited the collection A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism. Young is currently at work on a book with Spahr and Claire Grossman on the history of foundation funding for literature and changing demographics of contemporary literary production. She is a current member of the Krupskaya publishing collective.


  • BA, Whitworth College
  • MFA, Mills College

Faculty Office Hours, Spring 2019

Days Times Room
W 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Mills Hall Room 317
R 3:00 pm-4:30 pm Mills Hall Room 317
  and by appointment  

Spring 2021 Schedule

Day Time Course Title Room
W4:00 pm-6:30 pmThe Craft of Poetry
  Thesis for MFA Degree

Courses Taught

  • ENG 056: Poetry Workshop I
  • ENG 180Q: Creative writing for everyone: an online workshop
  • ENG 189: Senior Thesis in Creative Writing
  • ENG 204: The Craft of Poetry
  • ENG 238A: Flex MFA: Workshop
  • ENG 250: Thesis for the MFA Degree
  • ENG 270: Graduate Poetry Workshop
  • ENG 280Q: Creative writing for everyone: an online workshop