• Poetry editor, Hamilton Stone Reviews, 2009-
  • Colorado College, Department of English, Visiting Emeritus Professor, 2002-04, 2007
  • Indiana University, Department of English, Emeritus Professor
  • Indiana University, Department of English, 1975-99
  • Advisory Council, Ragdale Foundation, 1996-
  • Director, Creative Writing Program, Indiana University, 1990-96 
  • Ruth Lilly Chair of Poetry, Indiana University, 1990-95.
  • Trustee, Ragdale Foundation, 1992-96
  • Marquette University, Department of English, 1968-1975
  • University of Wisconsin (Madison), Department of English,
  • Fulbright Lecturer, Department of English, Jagiellonian
    University, Cracow, Poland, 1966-1967
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, Leicester University, Leicester, England, 1978-1979
  • Director, Indiana University Writers' Conference, 1975-1985
  • Editor and Publisher, The Minnesota Review, 1973-1981



  • Poems have appeared in numerous magazines, such as Ploughshares, The Nation, New Republic, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, New England Review, Redbook, Denver Quarterly, American Poetry Review, Times Literary Supplement (U.K.), New York Times, New Review (U.K.), Beloit Poetry Journal, North American Review, Harvard Magazine, Stand(U.K.), The Chowder Review, Indiana Review, Shenandoah, Boundary 2, Triquarterly, The Ohio Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry East, Crazyhorse, The Massachusetts Review, The Threepenny Review, Antioch Review, Pequod, Farmers' Market.
  • Articles and reviews have appeared in Modern Language Journal, PMLA, Language and Style, American Book Review, North American Review, Northeast, Margins, College English, The Ohio Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, American Poetry Review, Indiana Review, Triquarterly, The Threepenny Review.
  • In addition, Mr. Mitchell's work has appeared in over thirty anthologies.