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Devin Johnston

Born: 1970 in Canton, New York
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Devin Johnston received his Ph. D. in English from the University of Chicago in 1999.

Biography: 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. Also a former poetry editor for the Chicago Review from 1995-2000, Johnston co-founded, and co-edits, Flood Editions with Michael OLeary.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Devin Johnston on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Aversions /
ISBN: 1890650161 OCLC: 55286219

Omnidawn, Richmond, Calf. : 2004.

Creaturely and other essays /
ISBN: 1933527226 OCLC: 318876208

Turtle Point Press, New York : 2009.

In vivid prose, Devin Johnston makes forays across the border between humans and animals, seeking out intersections between culture and nature. These eight essays describe encounters with creatures common to city parks and empty car parks, including dogs, crows, starlings, squirrels, mice and owls.

Precipitations :
ISBN: 0819565628 OCLC: 49403224

Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, Conn. : ©2002.

ISBN: 9781933527161 OCLC: 233534471

Turtle Point Press, New York : 2008.

ISBN: 1877004847 OCLC: 49672657

Paper Bark Press, Sydney, NSW : ©2001.

Telepathy /
ISBN: 1877004863 OCLC: 50269713

Paper Bark Press, St. Leonards, N.S.W. : ©2001.