Richard Katrovas

Richard Katrovas
Professor of English and Founding Director of Prague Summer Program
(269) 387-2594
916 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5331
Mailing address: 
Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5331 USA
  • M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1983
Teaching interests: 
  • Creative writing (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction)

Richard Katrovas is a professor in the Department of English at Western Michigan University.

He is the author of Green Dragons (Wesleyan University Press, 1983; winner, Wesleyan New Poets Series), Snug Harbor (Wesleyan, 1986), The Public Mirror (Wesleyan, 1990), The Book of Complaints (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1992), Prague, USA (short stories, Portals Press, 1996), Dithyrambs (choral lyrics, Carnegie Mellon, 1998), Mystic Pig (novel, Smallmouth Press, 2001, in paper from Oleander Press in Cambridge, England, 2008), The Republic of Burma Shave (memoir, Carnegie Mellon, 2001), Prague Winter (poetry, Carnegie Mellon, 2005), The Years of Smashing Bricks (memoir, Carnegie Mellon, 2007) and Scorpio Rising: Selected Poems (Carnegie Mellon, 2010).

Katrovas edited Ten Years after the Velvet Revolution: Poetry from the Czech Republic (Loyola University of New Orleans Press, 1999). Katrovas's poems stories and essays have appeared in many of the leading literary journals and anthologies. He's won numerous grants and awards and is the founding director of the Prague Summer Program. Most importantly Richard is the father of three incredible daughters: Ema, Anna and Ella.