David Schuman is a senior lecturer in English at Washington University in St. Louis, where he directs the MFA program and coordinates the creative writing concentration for undergraduate English majors. His fiction, nonfiction, and reviews have appeared in Catapult, Joyland, Missouri Review, Carolina Quarterly, Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, The Rumpus and many other publications. He has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and his story, “Stay,” was listed as a distinguished story in Best American Short Stories.
Posts by David Schuman
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.