Loyola University Chicago

Writing Program

James Sitar

Adjunct Instructor



James Sitar is an educator, editor, critic, poet, and publisher. For 15 years, he was an editor at the Poetry Foundation, where he created educational content, produced an award-winning podcast, and managed the world's largest curated English-language poetry archive. He is currently the head of the journals department at the National Council of the Teaching of English (NCTE).


  • BA from Dartmouth College
  • MA in Poetry from Boston University
  • PhD in Editorial Studies from Boston University

Research Interests

  • Editor and Publisher
  • Poetry
  • Creative Writing
  • Pedagogies
  • Literacy


  • Two Webby Awards
  • Presidential Scholar


  • Writing in Harper's, Harvard Review, Fulcrum, English Studies, Lightbulb Press, NCTE.