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Mark Neely

Mark Neely

Associate Professor

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RB 295  Phone: 765-285-8574  Fax: 765-285-3765

Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

I am the author of two books of poetry: Beasts of the Hill (winner of the FIELD Poetry Prize) and Dirty Bomb, both from Oberlin College Press. My poems have appeared in many magazines and journals, including Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, North American Review, Barrow Street, and Willow Springs and my chapbook, Four of aKind, won the Concrete Wolf Chapbook Prize. I have received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and an Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. 

I teach both undergraduate courses in poetry writing and literary editing. Students in my Practicum in Literary Editing and Publishing serve as editors of The Broken Plate, a nationally-distributed literary magazine that publishes the work of writers and artists around the world. I also teach graduate courses in these topics in Ball State’s innovative, multi-disciplinary, MA program in creative writing. 

You can find out more about me, including links to some of my work, at my website.

Areas of Specialization: Creative writing, poetry, literary editing 

Courses Graduate: Poetry Writing, Literary Editing

Undergraduate: Poetry Writing

Mark Neely's curriculum vitae