Marguerite Scott Copses

Senior Instructor and First-Year Writing Coordinator

Marguerite (Meg) Scott Copses is a native of Charleston, SC. She has worked as a piano instructor, a language arts teacher living in Italy, and now, a teacher of poetry and composition at The College of Charleston. She received her Ph.D. from The Florida State University and spent much of her graduate career teaching poetry workshops in various community environments, including at-risk youth shelter facilities and women's prisons. She continues to work with both academic and community writers in the Charleston area and privileges a poetry that not only includes all readers, but helps to bridge social, political, and aesthetic gaps through powerful narrative and metaphor.


Ph.D., Creative Writing and Composition, Florida State University

M.A., Creative Writing, Florida State University

B.A., English and Music, Wake Forest University

Research Interests

  • Creative Writing
  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • American Studies
  • Cultural Studies

Courses Taught

ENGL 110: Introduction to Academic Writing 

ENGL 220: Poetry Writing I

ENGL 366 Embodiment and the Writing Process