Dan Albergotti

Professor, English

Dan Albergotti

Professor, English

Phone: 843-349-2420 Email: albergot@coastal.edu Office Hours:



Dan Albergotti is the author of two full-length collections of poems: The Boatloads (BOA Editions, 2008), which won the 2007 Poulin Prize, selected by Edward Hirsch; and Millennial Teeth (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), which won the 2013 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition, selected by Rodney Jones. He has also published two poetry chapbooks with Unicorn Press: The Use of the World (2013) and Of Air and Earth (2019). He has been awarded fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the South Carolina Arts Commission, the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His individual poems have been published in such journals as 32 Poems, The Cincinnati Review, Five Points, New Ohio Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. His work has also been reprinted in The Best American Poetry 2017, The New York Times Magazine, The Writer’s Almanac, and two editions of The Pushcart Prize. He currently holds the Kearns Palmetto Professorship at Coastal Carolina University.


M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002
Ph.D., English Literature, University of South Carolina, 1995
M.A., English, Clemson University, 1988
B.A., English, Clemson University, 1986

Interesting Facts

Once sang the lead role in an opera.

Publications, May 2020 to April 2021

“The Beetles.” Four Way Review (fourwayreview.com) 20 (spring 2021) https://fourwayreview.com/the-beetles-by-dan-albergotti/

“Pastime” and “The Fall of a Turtle.” 32 Poems 18.2 (fall/winter 2020): 8-9

“Earth Shovel.” The Cincinnati Review 17.2 (fall 2020): 120-21 

Reprinted in Verse Daily: http://www.versedaily.org/2021/earthshovel.shtml

And discussed in Cincinnati Review blog: https://www.cincinnatireview.com/why-we-like-it/why-we-like-it-earth-shovel-by-dan-albergotti/

“Night Gardener.” Whale Road Review (www.whaleroadreview.com) 21 (winter 2020) http://www.whaleroadreview.com/albergotti/

“The Servant’s Ear.” Copper Nickel 31-32 (fall 2020): 182

“MMXX.” On the Seawall (www.ronslate.com), October 7, 2020 https://www.ronslate.com/mmxx/

“Summary Report.” THRUSH (www.thrushpoetryjournal.com) May 2020 Edition  http://www.thrushpoetryjournal.com/may-2020-dan-albergotti.html 

Teaching Areas

Creative writing, poetry writing, literature

Research Areas

Poetry and prosody