Saint Louis University

 Professor 
johnstdd@slu.edu
Adorjan 122
314.977.3013

Devin Johnston was raised in North Carolina and went to school in Ohio and Chicago. He has published four books of poetry, a book of essays on the natural world, and a critical study of the occult in contemporary American poetry. His next book, Far-Fetched: Poems, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2015. With Michael O'Leary, he directs Flood Editions (www.floodeditions.com), a nonprofit publishing house for poetry, short fiction, and art.


 EDUCATION

B.A. Oberlin College (1992)

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.


BOOKS Creaturely

Traveler [poems]. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. 

Creaturely and Other Essays. New York: Turtle Point Press, 2009.

Sources [poems].  New York: Turtle Point Press, 2008.   Aversions

 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.

 

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