Patrick Creevy was born on
December 11, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Robert (in pharmaceutical
manufacturing) and Mary Frances Creevy. He married Susan O'Connor,
an architect, on August 15, 1970.
He received his B.A. from Holy
Cross College in 1970 and a Ph.D. from Harvard
University in 1975. The following year, he took a teaching job
at Mississippi State University
in Starkville. Today, he is a fiction writer and professor of English
at Mississippi State.
He describes his own artistic vision
as poetical, by which he means perceptive of spiritual
significance in whatever comes before him. He says that what
he loves in poetry is the tension between our self-preservational
instinct and our instinctive need to take ourselves apart.
His works of fiction include Lake
Shore Drive (1992) and most recently, Tyrus: An American
Legend (2002), a fictional account about the real-life baseball
legend Ty Cobb.
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Creevy received the John
Grisham Faculty Excellence Award at Mississippi State University
- Lake Shore Drive. New York: Tor, 1992.
- Tyrus. Forge, 2002.
- Arnold's Dover Beach.' Explicator 36.3
- Hospitality in the Old Testament and English Literature:
Some Points of Connection. Publications of the Mississippi
Philological Association (1984): 14-36.
- In Time and Out: The Tempo of Life in Bleak House.
Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction 12 (1983):
- John Donne's Meditations upon the Magnitude of Disease.
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal 72.1 (Spring 1989):
- J. S. Mill and James Martineau: Possibilities and Limitations
of an Associationist Aesthetic. Victorian Poetry 24.2
(Summer 1986): 115-29.
- Richard Holt Hutton on Matthew Arnold. Victorian
Poetry 16 (1978): 134-46.
- The Victorian Goethe Critics: Notions of Greatness and Development.
VIJ: Victorians Institute Journal 13 (1985): 31-57.
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