Undergraduate Departments

  • English

Graduate Departments

  • Master of Arts in Policy Studies


  • Ph.D. in literature & criticism, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (in progress, expected 2014)
  • M.F.A. in writing & English, Southampton College of Long Island University
  • B.A. in English/ History, Bloomsburg University


Brian Lutz is the youngest person ever named Poet Laureate of Bucks County. A full-time faculty member at DelVal since 2006, Lutz has published widely in various local, national, and international journals. His scholarly focuses revolve around critical trends in contemporary literature and he is currently working on his Ph.D.


  • “Cutting the Fat.” The High School Graduate. www.thehighschoolgraduate.com. 2009


  • “Stage/Arcade,” “The Origins of Words and Things,” “Pyramus and Thisbe: A Love Story,” and “Still Far Away It Was Like a New Knowledge of Reality.” Making Our Own Light, 2012

Poetry Journals

  • “Fishing.” Susquehanna Valley Journal. Spring 2009
  • “Night of Broken Stars.” Cider Press Review, Summer 2008
  • “March, Spring.” Apple Valley Review, Spring 2008
  • “The World Writes to the Poet” and “Year of the Heron.” Poetry East, Spring 2006
  • “Gravity.” Slate Magazine, November 8, 2005
  • “The Daily Herald.” The Bucks County Writer, Spring 2004
  • “Erin at Home” and “Leaning Towards the Grave.” Cimarron Review, Winter 2004
  • “Her Hands Are Not a Metaphor,” “Shims,” and “Rehearsal.” The Drexel Online Journal, 2003
  • “Elegy for a Friend” and “Dolphins, Two.” Potomac Review, Fall/Winter 2003-2004
  • “Retrospect.” Poet Lore, Fall/Winter 2003
  • “Gravewise.” The Louisville Review, Spring 2003
  • “Orchard or Garden?” Parnassus Literary Journal, Winter 2002

Papers and Presentations

  • Paper accepted, “HomeLand Security: The Super-Men and Super-Families of Post-9/11 America,” MAPACA Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., November 1-3, 2012
  • Presented Roundtable on Curriculum Development. Faculty of the Future Conference at Bucks County Community College, June 2011
  • Presented Paper, “Traveling in the Backyard: Material Process in Mary Oliver’s ‘Goldfinches’.” CEA Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., April 2011
  • Presented Paper, “Negative Identity in Philip Roth’s The Human Stain.” PCEA Conference at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., April 2010
  • Presented Paper, “Roethke’s Tamed Wilderness.” ASLE’s “Keyboard in the Garden” Conference at Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, Pa., June 2008


t: 215.489.2393
e: brian.lutz@delval.edu

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