Aimee Pogson, M.F.A.

Aimee Pogson, M.F.A.
Associate Teaching Professor, Creative Writing and English
Editor, Lake Effect
159 Kochel

Mailing Address:
ERIE, PA 16563

Aimee Pogson is an associate teaching professor in creative writing and English. She received a B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Penn State Behrend in 2006 and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University in 2009. Her work has appeared in Lake Effect, the Berkeley Fiction Review, and PANK. Her essay, “The Dance I Danced for You,” was shortlisted for Best American Essays 2006 and her short story, “Unnatural,” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. In addition to teaching, she also works as an editor at Lake Effect.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 050, Writing Tutorial
  • ENGL 262, Reading Fiction
  • ENGL 412, Advanced Fiction Writing
  • ENGL 433, The American Novel: 1900-1945
  • ENGL 494, Senior Thesis in English

The House of Inevitable Eulogies, The Pinch - March, 2023

The Sadness of Spirits - September 22, 2020

Bells, Arts & Letters - 2018

Cooking for the Emotionally Repressed, Nimrod International Journal - April, 2018

The White Space, Knee-Jerk Magazine - June, 2015

Uncle Rumpelstiltskin Will Teach You to Dance, Chautauqua - June, 2015

The Sadness of Spirits, SmokeLong Quarterly - May 25, 2015

The Long Man, Western Humanities Review - April, 2015

Red Ballooning, Juked - February, 2015

The Secret Lives of Zombie Whales, Monkeybicycle - 2012

Oh, Dr. Brown, PANK - 2011

Unnatural, Berkeley Fiction Review - 2009

MFA, Creative Writing/Fiction, Bowling Green State University

BA, English, The Pennsylvania State University

2012 - 2023

Fiction Reading
A Sample Short Story
Behrend Reads
Erie, PA

Every year I read either a short story or an excerpt from a longer work at Behrend Reads, an annual faculty reading held in February.

October 15, 2020 - 2020

Fiction Reading
Two Short Stories
Erie, PA

I read two short stories from my book, The Sadness of Spirits. The audience was comprised mainly of students, other faculty, and friends.


Fiction Reading
A Sample Short Story
BFA Faculty Reading
Erie, PA

I read a short story at the BFA faculty reading held in the fall.


Fiction Reading
Selection of Short Stories
Faculty Reading
Erie, PA

I read two short stories at a faculty reading held in the fall.