Larry O. Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5855
Creative Writing, Poetry, Literature
Courses Taught
ELP 098 Supportive Instruction Writing Skills Workshop
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 102 Writing II
ENGL 109E First Year Experience: Your Chicago: Write On!
ENGL 201 World of Poetry
ENGL 202 World of Drama
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
ENGL 235 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 316 Forms of Poetry
ENGL 347 Rust Belt Literature
ENGL 359 Independent Study in English
ENGL 371 Studies in Women's Literature
ENGL 374B Creative Writing: Flash Forms
ENGL 384/385 Creative Writing: Poetry I & II
ENGL 384R Research Poetry
ENGL 397 Summer Creative Writing Institute
Research Interests
Contemporary American Poetry, Hard-boiled Literature, Working Class Literature, Satire, Popular Culture

M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
M.F.A. Murray State University
B.G.S. University of Michigan

Selected Publications

Frequently Asked Questions. Salmon Poetry - forthcoming

Muse, Um. Finishing Line Press (2022)

Activities of Daily Living. Salmon Poetry (2017)

Even the Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry. Salmon Poetry (2016)

Language Lessons, Vol 1. Third Man Books (2014)

Brief Nudity. Salmon Poetry (2013)

Basic Cable Couplets. Silkworms Ink (2012)

abbrev. Beard of Bees (2011)

About the Author. Mindmade Books (2011)

I Am Spam. Fractal Edge Press (2004)

Identity Theft for Dummies. Zenith Beast Books (2003)

Selected Performances

AWP, The Art Institute of Chicago, Bucktown Arts Festival, Chicago Poetry Festival, Chicago Poetry Invasion, Poets Against the War, Poetry Cram, Midwest Literary Festival, Printers Row Lit Fest, Looptopia, Pilcrow Lit Fest, Creative Writing Institute, Series A, Orange Alert Reading Series, Writers Block, Wordeater, Revolving Door, Ipsento Reading Series, Chicago Book Expo, Excited Utterance, GCHS Writers Week, Wit Rabbit and Poetry Foundation, Typewriter Factory, Haymarket House, Sunday Salon

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

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Spring 2024 Student Hours
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