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Department of
Communication, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences

Mary Dezember

Mary Dezember

Professor of English

dezember@nmt.edu
575-835-5931
Fitch 204

Appointment. By email


Research interests and areas of expertise

• Poetry
• The visual arts and poetry
• American literature


Degrees

PhD  Comparative Literature & PhD minors in Performance Studies and Art History, Indiana University, IN.

MA  Comparative Literature, Indiana University, IN.

BA  English Composition, University of Evansville, IN.


Selected publications

Book

2012  Earth-Marked Like You: Poems, Sunstone Press.

Articles

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 at http://forumonpublicpolicy.com/archivesum07/dezember.pdf

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.

Book Review

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


Courses taught

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


Sponsored projects

Alcohol Safety Awareness Program (ASAP)


Department Chair
Dr. Steve Simpson
ssimpson@nmt.edu

Department Secretary
Liza Apache
lapache@nmt.edu
Department of Communication, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Fitch Hall
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801

Phone: 575-835-5445     Fax: 575-835-5544