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Devin Johnston, Ph.D.

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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 (, a nonprofit publishing house for poetry, short fiction, and art.


B.A. Oberlin College (1992)

M.A. University of Chicago (1994)
Ph.D. University of Chicago (1999)


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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