Devin Johnston, Ph.D.
Devin Johnston received his Ph.D. in English from
the University of Chicago in 1999. His research interests include
Contemporary and Modern American literature and Creative Writing
in Poetry and Fiction. He has written several works of poetry,
and he is currently writing a book of essays on birds, pastoralism,
and poverty in modern poetry.
M.A. Univeristy of Chicago (1994)
Ph.D. University of Chicago (1999)
TEACHING & RESEARCH INTERESTS
American Modernism, Contemporary American, British, and Irish
poetry, Creative Writing (Poetry and Fiction)
Precipitations: Contemporary American Poetry as Occult Practice.
Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2002.
“Reading Aidan Higgins.” Context 11 (2002).
Basil Bunting. British Literature. New York:
Charles Scribners Sons, 2001.
Nathaniel Mackey and Lost Time: The Phantom Light
of All Our Day. Callaloo 23.2 (2000).
Resistance to the Message: James Merrills Occult
Epic. Contemporary Literature 41.2 (Spring 2000).
Book: Aversions. Richmond, California: Omnidawn Press,
Broadside: Cat. New York: The Cultural Foundation, 2002.
Book: Telepathy. Sydney: Paper Bark Press, 2001.
Chapbook: Aversion. Orono: Backwoods Broadsides, 2001.
Chapbook: Molloy & Mollose. New York: 811 Books,
POETRY IN JOURNALS
“The Art of Autobiography.” Boston Review
28:5 (December 2003).
“November” and “Los Angeles.” Notre
Dame Review 13 (Winter 2002).
“The Roman World.” Meanjin 61:3 (2002).
Thinking of Velasquez, Dry Star, Character,
and Two Songs. Chicago Review 47:3 (2001).
Thunder Road. Verse (Spring 2001).
Accidental Species and Smoke. New
American Writing 17 (2001).
Faces. New American Writing 18 (2000).
Telepathy. Fence 2.2 (2000).
Cat and Lost Wallet. Samizdat
6 (Fall 2000).
Mechanical. Facture 1 (2000).
West. New American Writing 16 (1998).
Commentaries on The Witch of Atlas. Boxkite
Vacations, Inkling, The Ghost,
and John Eliot's Bible. apex of the M 5 (1997).
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