Richard Deming

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Senior Lecturer in English & Director of Creative Writing
63 High St, New Haven, CT 06511-6642
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Richard Deming is a poet and a theorist whose work explores the intersections of poetry, philosophy, and visual culture. His first collection of poems, Let’s Not Call It Consequence (Shearsman, 2008), received the 2009 Norma Farber Award from the Poetry Society of America. He recently published his second book of poems, Day for Night.  

Deming is also the author of Listening on All Sides: Toward an Emersonian Ethics of Reading (Stanford UP, 2008), and he contributes to such magazines as Artforum, Sight & Sound, and The Boston Review. His poems have appeared in such places as Iowa Review, Field, American Letters & Commentary, The Nation as well as the anthologies Great American Prose Poems: from Poe to the Present, Visiting Wallace: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Wallace Stevens, and Garnet Poems: An Anthology of Connecticut Poetry Since 1776

Winner of the Berlin Prize, he was the Spring 2012 John P. Birkelund Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin.


- 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)


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