Devin Johnston was raised in North Carolina and went to school in Ohio and Chicago. He has published five books of poetry, a book of essays on the natural world, and a critical study of the occult in contemporary American poetry. His most recent book, Far-Fetched: Poems, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2015. With Michael O'Leary, he directs Flood Editions, a nonprofit publishing house for poetry, short fiction, and art.
M.A. University of Chicago (1994)
Ph.D. University of Chicago (1999)
TEACHING & RESEARCH INTERESTS
Modernism, pastoral traditions, ecology, contemporary American and British poetry, prosody.
Far-Fetched [poems]. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Creaturely and Other Essays. New York: Turtle Point Press, 2009.
Sources [poems]. New York: Turtle Point Press, 2008.
Aversions [poems]. Richmond, California: Omnidawn Press, 2004.
Precipitations: Contemporary American Poetry as Occult Practice. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2002.
Telepathy [poems]. Sydney: Paper Bark Press, 2001.