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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Devin Johnston  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Born: 1970 in Canton, New York


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Illinois Connection

Devin Johnston received his Ph. D. in English from the University of Chicago in 1999.

Biographical and Professional Information

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 O’Leary.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Creaturely and other essays /
ISBN: 1933527226. OCLC Number:

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.

Sources /
ISBN: 1933527161. OCLC Number:

Turtle Point Press,. New York :. 2008.

Telepathy /
ISBN: 1877004863. OCLC Number:

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

Precipitations :
ISBN: 0819565628. OCLC Number:

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

Aversions /
ISBN: 1890650161. OCLC Number:

Omnidawn,. Richmond, Calf. :. 2004.


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