Paula Persoleo

Adjunct Professor

University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716


Paula Persoleo is a multi-genre writer and composition instructor. Her work has appeared in local (Philadelphia Stories), international (The Wild Word, Into the Void), and scholarly (Tulane Review, Mantis) publications. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Beltway Poetry in 2018. She has an M.F.A. with an emphasis on poetry from Stony Brook University, an M.A. in English Literature from Pittsburg State University, and a B.A. in English Literature from Washington College. She’s taught English composition since 2002 and has been teaching at UD since 2014. She also created three Honors E110 courses: Magical Realism and its Relationship to the Marginalized; Adult Themes in Young Adult Literature; and Patriotism, Propaganda, and Poetic Rhetoric.