Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae - Lyman Grant

Postsecondary Education

Texas A & M University

Master of Arts

Teaching Experience

Academic Employment

2016-2017  Interim Dean, Communications Division, ACC 

2015-2016  Professor,  Creative Writing, Humanities, English, ACC

2005-2015 Dean,  Arts and Humanities Division, ACC

2003-2005   Department Chair, Creative Writing, ACC            

2003   Assistant Dean,   Communications Division, ACC 

1991-2003  Associate Professor/Professor,    Developmental Writing/English, ACC      

1988-1991 Division Chair, Developmental Education, ACC

1980-1988  Department Head,   Developmental Writing, ACC  

1978-1980 Adjunct Instructor, Developmenal Writing, ACC

1975-1978, Graduate Assistant, Texas A&M University            


Other Employment

2005 Columnist, Creative Pulse Magazine

2003-2005  Editor, The Rio Review:  The Student Literary and Arts Journal of Austin Community College

2001 Assistant to Managing Editor, Callaloo, Journal of African Diaspora Arts And Letters

2000 Fiction Editor, Brazos River Review

1989-1992 Publisher and Editor, MAN! Magazine                           

1982-1985   Book Review Editor  The Texas Humanist, Texas Committee for the Humanities





Professional Publications


2017  Writing Texas, Vol 4.  Editor.  Beaumont: Lamar University Literary Press.

2016  Writing Texas, Vol 3.  Editor.  Beaumont: Lamar University Literary Press.

2015   Last Work: Meditations on the Final Paintings of Neal Adams, Poems. Houston, Texas, Applewhite Design.           

2011 As Long as We Need.  Poems.  Austin, Texas.  Black Buzzard Press.

2010 Established Paramenters. Poems.  Austin, Texas. Gallery Shoal Creek.

2006 The Road Home.  Poems.  Austin, Texas.  Dalton Publishers.

CommonSense:  A Handbook and Guide to Writing.  3rd Edition.  Written with  Lennis   Polnac and Thomas Cameron.  Boston:  McGraw Hill.

2005 Short Fiction:  Classic and Contemporary.  6th Edition. Edited with Charles H. Bohner (deceased).  Upper Saddle River, New Jersey:  Prentice-Hall Publishers.

2004  CommonSense:  A Handbook and Guide to Writing.  2nd Edition. Written with Lennis   Polnac and Thomas Cameron.  Boston:  McGraw Hill.

2001  Short Fiction:  Classic and Contemporary. 5th Edition Edited with Charles H. Bohner (deceased).  Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey:  Prentice-Hall Publishers.

1999 CommonSense:  A Handbook and Guide to Writing.  Written with Lennis  Polnac and Thomas Cameron.  Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey:  Prentice-Hall Publishers.

1993 Text & Commentary.  Poems.  Austin, Texas:  Mandala Publications.

1989  New Growth:  Contemporary Short Fiction by Texas Writers.  Editor.  San Antonio, Texas:  Corona Publishing.

1985  Letters of Roy Bedichek.  Edited with William A. Owens.  Austin, Texas:  The University of Texas Press.

1979  The Life and Work of Leonard Doughty.  Master’s Thesis.  College Station, Texas:  Texas A&M University.


Chapters or Selections in Books or Anthologies


2016 “Summer Returns to Texas,” “The Other Writers Block,” and “These Are Things I’ve Been Wanting to Tell You.” The Great American Wise Ass Anthology.  Lamar University Literary Press.

2015  “From What Planet.”  A poem in Aliens.  Raw Paw Press

 “Ghost Story.” A poem in The Texas Poetry Calendar, 2016.  Dos Gatos Press.

2013 “The Tab.”  A poem in Agave.  Edited by Nathan Brown.  Lamar University Literary Press.

2012  “Love and Theft.”  A poem in Houston Poetry Festival 2012.  Edited by Robert Clark.  Houston, Texas.

2011 “Window Shopping.”  A poem in The Texas Poetry Calendar 2012.  Dos Gatos Press.

2009  “The Stuff of Dreams.”  An essay in Stricken.  Edited by Spike Gillespie andKatherine Tanney.  Dalton Publishing.

2006  “Co-Op.” A poem in Literary Austin.  Edited by Don Graham.  TCU Press.

“If You Should Ever Return.”  Di-Verse-City 2006.  Edited by Ken Fontenot. Austin International Poetry Festival.  Austin. Texas.

2005   “Absolution.”  A poem in Di-Verse-City 2005.  Edited by Vicki Goldsberry.  Austin International Poetry Festival. Austin, Texas.

“Sing!  Someone Dance! I Beg You!”  A poem in Houston Poetry Festival 2005 Anthology.  Edited by Robert Clark.  Houston, Texas.

“Weekend Forecast.”  Texas Poetry Calendar 2006.  Dos Gatos Press.

2004  “Product Reliability.”   A poem in Houston Poetry Festival 2004 Anthology.  Edited by Robert Clark.  Houston, Texas.

“Soulmates.”  A poem in Di-Verse-City 2004.  Edited by Vicki Goldsberry.    Austin International Poetry Festival.  Austin, Texas.

2004  “Found Things.”  A poem in Is This Forever, or What?  Edited by Naomi Shihab Nye.  Green Willow Books. New York, New York.

1999  "Hunting Season."  A poem in Tres-Di-Verse-City.  Edited by Scott Wiggerman.  Austin International Poetry Festival. Austin, Texas.

1998  “Waiting for Mercy,” 30 poems in Feeding the Crow.  An anthology of nine Austin poets. Edited by Susan Bright.  Plain View Press. Austin, Texas.

“Searching the Parking Lot for a Poem.” A poem in Best Texas Writing I. Edited by Brian Clemens.  Rancho Loco Press. Dallas, Texas.

“Black Bowl with Apples on Old Tablecloth.”  A poem in Di-Verse-City-Too. Edited by Scott Wiggerman.  Austin International Poetry Festival. Austin, Texas. 

1997 “These are things I’ve been wanting to tell you.”  A poem in Di-Verse-City.                                               Edited by Scott Wiggerman.  Austin International Poetry Festival. Austin, Texas.

1996 “Love of a Mentor,” an essay in Purpose, Pattern, and Process, a rhetoric and reader, by Lennis Polnac.  Kendall Hunt Publications.  Dubuque, Iowa.  And  continued in two subsequent editions.                                 

1993 “Introduction,” in What Makes a Man a Man, by Dan Jones.  Mandala Publications.Austin, Texas. 

1992  “Foreword,” “For Chuck,” “Interview with Asa Baber,”  “Love of a Mentor.” The Best Man, edited by Sharon Adams.  Mandala Publications.  Austin, Texas.

1992 Recovering from a Good Mother.” Poems and memoir in Through the Fire.  Edited by Mary LeLoo.  Freedom, California:  The Crossing Press.

1991 “With Arcadio, William Goyen is a Writer Reconciled.”  essay in William Goyen:  A Study of the Short Fiction.  Edited by Reginald Gibbons.  Twayne Publishers. Boston, Massachusetts. 



1988-present                   about fifty poems published in small, mostly regional journals, such as Sulphur River Literary Review, descant, The Cortland Review, Concho River Review, Brazos River Review, RE:AL, Red River Review, Borderlands, Visions, Angel Face, Cider Press Review, Texas Observer, In Between Hangovers, Prose Ax, Poetry Motel, Windhover, Words of Wisdom, Austin Chronicle, Timber Creek Review, Blue Hole, Rose and Thorn, Indefinite Space, Pikeville Review, Damn Intellectuals, Enkidu, Icarus, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and MAN

Articles, Essays, Reviews

1981-present                   about eighty pieces of various lengths and subjects in The Texas Humanist, Texas Observer, Texas Books in Review, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Creative Pulse Magazine, Dallas Morning News, The Grackle, Knackademics, Journey, and New Texas.   Included are long reviews and essays about William Owens, William Goyen, John Graves, David Oliphant, Robert Moore, R.G. Vliet, Rolando Hinojosa, and Stephen Harrigan.  Shorter pieces include those about Wendell Berry, Michael Ventura, Pat Mora, Larry L. King, Joseph Campbell, Larry McMurtry, A.C. Greene, Donald Barthelme, Annie Dillard, Laura Furman, Phillip Lopate, and James Kunetka.   Articles about education include essays about part-time faculty, writing across curriculum, and the pop-grammarians of the 1970’s and 80’s.

Performances, Readings, and Papers

1985-present                   about sixty performances and readings at Texas Book Festival, Callaloo Reading Series, Inprint Reading Series, Associated Writing Programs Conference, Langdon Review Conference, Windhover Conference, Del Mar College, Texas A&M University Literary Festival, Nafas Poetry Television, Resistencia Bookstore, Round Rock Public Library, San Angelo Elmer Kelton Writers’ Conference, Skanky Possum Reading Series, Bread Loaf Blue Pallor Readings, Poetry in the Arts, Texas Creative Writing Teachers Conference, Expressions Series, Houston Poetry Festival, The Austin International Poetry Festivals, Austin Community College Literary Festivals, Georgetown Poetry Festival,  TYCA conferences, Frontera Festival, Austin Poetry Society, Texas Poetry Society, The Walden Center, Mojos, The Austin Men’s Center, The Rio Room, Cactus Cafe, Barnes and Noble (Austin, Houston, Fort Worth), Goddess Conferences, International Men’s Conferences, Texas Library Association, Texas Folklore Society, Texas Literary Festival in Denton.