Henrietta Goodman

Contact Information

Visiting Instructor
B.A. University of North Carolina
M.A, M.F.A University of Montana
Ph.D. Texas Tech University
Office: Tyler 102
Email: henrietta.goodman@rocky.edu


Henrietta Goodman began teaching at Rocky Mountain College in 2019. She earned a Ph.D. in English from Texas Tech University, specializing in modern and contemporary American poetry and the memoir. Her M.A., earned at the University of Montana, focused upon American literature, particularly literature of the American West. She earned an M.F.A. from UM as well, with poetry as her primary genre and a secondary emphasis on the lyric essay.

Henrietta is the author of three books of poetry. Most recently, her sonnet-sequence titled All That Held Us won the 2018 John Ciardi Award and was published by BkMk Press at the University of Missouri. Her first book, Take What You Want, won the Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books (University of Maine) and was published in 2007. She has published poems and essays in The New England Review, New Ohio Review, Terrain, The American Journal of Poetry and many other journals. 

Prior to teaching at RMC, Henrietta worked as Associate Director of the Writing Center at the University of Montana and taught for many years in the First-Year Writing Program at Texas Tech University.

Courses Taught

  • ENG 119: First-Year Writing Seminar
  • ENG 120: Critical Reading and Evaluative Writing
  • ENG 223: NAtive American Literature
  • ENG 270: Literature of Montana and the American West
  • ENG 204: Introductory Poetry Writing
  • ENG 206: Introductory Fiction Writing


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