Mary Dezember is a Professor of English. She earned her PhD in Comparative Literature
at Indiana University, with an emphasis in poetry and with PhD minors in Performance
Studies and Art History. She teaches Creative Writing, Art History, Literature, and
other writing and communication courses and is a co-leader of the Student Research
Research interests and areas of expertise
The visual arts and poetry
PhD Comparative Literature & PhD minors in Performance Studies and Art History, Indiana
MA Comparative Literature, Indiana University, IN.
BA English Composition, University of Evansville, IN.
2012 Earth-Marked Like You: Poems, Sunstone Press.
2007 E=mc 2 and Other Artistic Equations: Encouraging the Complementary Skills of
Einstein and of Picasso through Redefinition. Forum on Public Policy, 3. Available
2004 Poets as Modern Art Critics: Stating the ‘Redemptive Power’ of the Abstracted
Image. Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature, 58(1): 7-29. Available at http://rmmla.innoved.org/ereview/58.1/articles/dezember.asp
2002 The Wilderness, Cosmopolitanism and Wallace Stevens’ ‘Moment of Light’. genre:
An International Journal of Literature and the Arts, 23: 36-45.
1999 The Quest in Text: Seeking Identity in Whitman’s ‘Song’ and Rimbaud’s Hell. genre:
An International Journal of Literature and the Arts, 20: 19-27.
n.d. Alice Osborn (reviewer) Earth Marked Like You, Mary Dezember, Sunstone Press,
ISBN: 978-0-86534-852-3. Available at http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/gallery.php?item=22995
Selected Published Poems
2009 The Truth. The New York Quarterly. Edited by William Packard when accepted.
Edited by Raymond Hammond when Published. New York, 65: 91. Available at http://www.nyquarterly.org/issues/?id=65
2009 2000 Women. Santa Fe Broadside, 58: 6. Available at http:// www.sfpoetry.org/dezember1.html
2009 Meadowwalk. Santa Fe Broadside, 58: 7. Available at http://www.sfpoetry.org/dezember2.html
2001 Frozen Music. The Pedestal Magazine. Available at http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/gallery.php?item=307
ART 372 Issues in Art History
Other activities at NMT
Co-leader of the annual campus-wide Student Research Symposium
Coordinates Visiting Poets Series and the Creative Writing Contest