David A. Petreman
Professor of Spanish & Latin American Literature
- B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University
- M.A., University of Iowa
- Ph.D. University of Iowa
Phone Number: (937) 775-2328
David A. Petreman was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1948. He was educated at Illinois Wesleyan University (B.A.) and the University of Iowa (M.A. and Ph.D.). He has taught at Wright State University for 24 years. His specialties are the Spanish Language, Latin American Literature and Latin American Culture. Both his research and much of his creative work focuses on Chile and Chilean literature. He has published eight books, including a critical study, three translations and four creative works. Other publications include numerous articles on Chilean literature and on baseball. His poetry can be found in many U.S. and Canadian literary journals. Petreman initiated the process to bring USAC (University Studies Abroad Consortium) to Wright State. He won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1993, and recently won the Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Prize for 2013. He has traveled extensively, including ten trips to Chile (two of those were nearly year-long stays), two trips to Mexico and three trips to Spain, as well as visits to Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, France and Italy. Petreman is married to Julie Anderson, a local painter and painting instructor at Stivers School for the Arts. His passions include teaching, writing, everything Chilean, travel, baseball, fishing in the northern woods of Wisconsin, the Iowa Hawkeyes, music by the Beatles, Santana, Neil Young, Los Lonely Boys and Latin American folkloric music.
Candlelight in Quintero New Bilingual Edition (Poetry), Loveland, Ohio, Dos Madres Press, 2011.
Francisco in the Days of Exile (Poetry), Georgetown, KY, Finishing Line Press, 2008).
Luz de vela en Quintero (Poetry), Loveland, Ohio, Dos Madres Press, 2007.
Candlelight in Quintero, (Poetry), Loveland, Ohio, Dos Madres Press, 2007.
Cape Horn and Other Stories from the End of the World (Pittsburgh, Latin American Literary Review Press, 2003, second Edition.
Los rostros de la lluvia/The Faces of Rain (Santiago, Chile, LOM Ediciones, 2001) (Translation).
Cape Horn and Other Storeis from the End of the World (Pittsburgh, Latin American Literary Review Press, 1991) (Translation).
La obra narrativa de Francisco Coloane (Santiago, Chile, Editorial Universiaria, 1987) (Literary Criticism).
Garden of Stars (Poems about Chile) (inédito).
Burned By the Beautiful Fire (Translation of novel by Virginia Vidal) (inédito).
David A. Petreman has published numerous articles in the United States and in Latin America on Latin American literature and Latin American culture. He has translated and published both poetry and fiction of several Chilean writers.
Petreman's poetry can be found in many literary journals in the United States, Canada and France. He has won local, regional and national awards for his poetry. His poems have been included in four anthologies.