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John Steen

John Steen
Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: OCB G316
Phone: 252.737.2471

John Steen specializes in 20th- and 21st-century U.S. poetry, poetics, and psychoanalysis. He is the author of the Ted Berrigan entry in American Writers: Supplement XXIV and has articles forthcoming in the edited collection, Jean Daive: Narrative Sous Condition, and The Wallace Stevens Journal. His reviews of contemporary poetry appear in The Kenyon Review Online and H_NGM_N. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, running, and cycling.


B.A. UNC-Chapel Hill (2005)
Ph.D. Emory University (2012)

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Poetry, Southern Literature, Stuart Wright Collection

Courses Taught
ENGL 1200
ENGL 5230

Selected Publications and Presentations

"Threshold Poetics: Wallace Stevens and D.W. Winnicott's 'Not-Communicating.'" The Wallace Stevens Journal. Forthcoming.

"Les orientations balbutiantes." Trans. Adam Rosenthal and Nicolas Remy. Jean Daive: Narrative Sous Condition. Forthcoming.

"Ted Berrigan." American Writer Supplement XXIV. Ed. Jay Parini. Forthcoming.

"Review of Wolf and Pilot by Farrah Field." H_NGM_N 15. Spring 2013. 

"'Crazy Badland of the tongue': Cyrus Console's The Odicy." The Kenyon Review Online. Winter 2013.