DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld

English Studies School of Arts and Sciences
DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld 2023
978.665.3661 Office: Miller Hall 208
Office Hours
Spring 2024

Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 -12:15. You may also contact via email to set up an appointment. Thank you!


Courses Taught

Writing I: Class Culture (ENGL 1100)
Writing II: Subcultures and Identity (ENGL 1200)
Introduction to Creative Writing (ENGL 2040)
Poetry Reading (ENGL 2720)
Research for Creative Writers (ENGL 3028)
Fiction Writing (ENGL 3510)
Poetry Writing (ENGL 3520)
Writing Film Criticism (ENGL 3540)
Script Writing (ENGL 2320)


Ph.D., University of Nebraska Lincoln (English/Professional Writing)
M.F.A., Southampton College (Creative Writing)
B.A., University of Wisconsin Platteville

Working class literature, African-American literature, women’s literature (especially women of color), creative writing pedagogy (especially for marginalized communities).

Peculiar Heritage, Mason Jar Press, August 2021
Rubbing Elbows, Finishing Line Press, 2017
The Best Small Fictions 2019 for “Ballad of Frankie Baker”

Sample Writings Online:
FICTION: “Black Girl’s Magic” in Cotton Xenomorph  
POETRY: “Inside Zelli’s at Night between the Wars,” “A Veritable Incident,” and “Tituba” in Contrary Magazine.           
 CREATIVE NON-FICTION: “Higher and Deeper” in wildness.

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) (Member of Board of Directors)
Worcester Children’s Chorus (Member of the Board of Directors)
Porcupine Literary (poetry editor)
Malarkey Books (editor)