Lex Runciman teaches in both the creative writing and literature degree programs. A poet as well as a scholar, his interests include environmental concerns, literature of the West, creative writing, contemporary literature in the UK, and American literature in general.
Three books of poems, including Out of Town (Cloudbank Books, 2004); four textbooks, including Open Questions (Bedford/St. Martins, 2005); two anthologies. His reviews and comments on books appear irregularly in his blog, The Far Corner Reader.