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Department of
Communication, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences

Mary Dezember

Mary Dezember

Professor of English
Fitch 204

Appointment. By email

Research interests and areas of expertise

• Poetry
• The visual arts and poetry
• American literature


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


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 at

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

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

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

2009  2000 Women. Santa Fe Broadside, 58: 6. Available at http://

2009  Meadowwalk. Santa Fe Broadside, 58: 7. Available at

2001  Frozen Music. The Pedestal Magazine. Available at

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

Department Secretary
Liza Apache
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