A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

Lorne Mook

Associate Professor of English
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PhD, English, University of Cincinnati, 2003
MFA, Creative Writing (Poetry), University of Maryland, 1994
BS, English (Secondary Education), Taylor University, 1987
  • 19th-century and 20th-century poetry
  • 19th-century british literature
  • romantic and victorian literature

  • Faculty Profile

    Advice to Incoming Students

    Be an active learner. Be an individual. Save time for solitude and silence.

    Why I Enjoy Teaching at Taylor

    Students at Taylor make teaching at Taylor a joy! When I meet them where they are, they are willing to be led to broader interests, deeper engagement, and higher understanding; when I discuss the subject matter with passion, they get passionate too.


    I enjoy Reading, listening to music, hiking, and traveling. A little know fact about me is that I grew up on a family farm.

    Major Career Accomplishments

    My best accomplishments are students: the general education students who never had (or lost) a love of literature but found (or regained) it in my class, the English majors who thought they didn't like Jane Austen or didn't understand poetry but whose minds changed in my class. In addition to papers and poems, I've published the first English translation of an early book by Rainer Maria Rilke, one of my favorite poets.