Richard Deming

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Senior Lecturer in English, Director of Creative Writing

Richard Deming is an award-winning poet and critic, whose work explores the intersections of literature, philosophy, and visual culture. He is the author of six books, including This Exquisite Loneliness (Viking, 2023), Day for Night (Shearsman, 2016); Touch of Evil (Bloomsbury, 2020), and Art of the Ordinary (Stanford UP, 2018).  

Selected Publications

- Art of the Ordinary: the Everyday Domain of Art, Film, Literature, and Philosophy  (Cornell UP, 2018).

- Day for Night (Shearsman, 2016)

- Listening on All Sides: Toward an Emersonian Ethics of Reading (Stanford UP, 2008)

- Let’s Not Call It Consequence (Shearsman, 2008)


- On Stan Brakhage and avant-garde film:

- On H.D. and Monkeys’ Moon:

- Digital Archive:

Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to Creative Writing; Contemporary Poetry and Poetics; Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville; Daily Themes.