J. Holms Troelstrup-Calhoun

Instructor of English

Office: 302 Burrus-Dickinson
Email: htroelstrup@eureka.edu


MA, English Studies with a concentration in Creative Writing Poetry, Illinois State University, 2010

BA, English, Illinois State University, 2008

Research Interests

Writing and Communication Pedagogy
Evaluation of Writing
Ethics and Poetry Reading
Bilingual Poetry
Genre Studies as Research Model
Women’s Innovative Creative Writing
Professional Writing for the General Student

Teaching Interests

Creative Writing
Business Writing

Professional Activity

First book of poetry, Within Mutiny, published in 2013 by co.im.press.
Current guest co-Editor of Spoon River Poetry Review.
Selected poetry readings around the Mid-West.
Attend the AWP conference annually, and participate in multiple off-site readings.
Attended and presented at the Mid-West Small Press Festival and the Association for the Study of Environmental Literature annual conference.


In my "free time" I make all-natural handmade soy and beeswax candles for my micro-business, Holmsy Handmade, and sell them locally.

I live in Bloomington, IL and just got married this semester!