Mairead Case

Adjunct Associate
Adjunct Faculty


MFA in Creative Writing (Low-Res) - Adjunct Faculty


University of Notre Dame (BA, Great Books and French)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA, Fiction)
Highlander Training Center (certification)
University of Denver (Ph.D in English and Creative Writing; currently a candidate)

Mairead Case is a working writer in Denver, Colorado.


In the middle of my MFA, I read a tweet about the Summer Writing Program, scraped together the tuition, and immediately enrolled. Several years later, I live in Colorado and support the school as an administrator and adjunct. Naropa students are luminous and amazing.


Sponsored writing residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, the Wassaic Project, and ACRE

Recent Publications

  • See You in the Morning (a novel, featherproof)
  • "Tenderness" (a poetry chapbook, Meekling)
  • Best American Comics (w/ David Lasky)
  • "Reverie" (w/ Neighborhood Public Radio at the Whitney Biennial)


Radical pedagogy, fourth wave intersectional feminism, queer theory, narrative, American racism and the prison industrial complex, cinema, oral histories, public amateurism


I teach classes on poetry, poetics, creative writing, and the Archive.

What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?

Dean Spade's Normal Life