Frances McCue is a Senior Lecturer in the English Department and in Integrated Social Sciences. McCue was the 2013 “Teacher of Distinction” in the Undergraduate Honors Program. As a public scholar and arts instigator, McCue has spent her career connecting academic inquiries with community life. She holds a doctorate from Columbia University Teacher’s College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington.
McCue is a poet, essayist and arts instigator. From 1996-2006, she was the founding director of Richard Hugo House in Seattle. She has published four books, including a book of essays about Richard Hugo and the Northwest Towns that inspired his poems: THE CAR THAT BROUGHT YOU HERE STILL RUNS. The book was a Finalist for the Washington State book award, also in 2011. Frances has two books of poems, including THE BLED, which won the Washington State Book Award. Her most recent book of prose, MARY RANDLETT PORTRAITS was released in 2014 and was a Finalist for the state book award. Currently, she is working on WHERE THE HOUSE WAS, a documentary film about the demolition of the Richard Hugo House building in Seattle.