English and Creative Writing


Hamilton's Burke Library has among its substantial literary holdings an important collection related to the American modernist poet and Hamilton alumnus Ezra Pound. It also offers a wide selection of Caribbean literature and a remarkable handwritten, hand-decorated manuscript from 1465 that students in medieval courses may examine and handle.

While nearly every campus has a writing center, Hamilton’s Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center is regarded as one of the nation’s best — a model for other colleges and universities. Here students learn the fine points of researching, developing and organizing essays. All students have access to — and most make use of — the center’s student tutors, who are drawn from the best writers in every discipline across campus.