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Faculty Directory » DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld

English Studies

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Monday and Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Office Information:

Room Number: Miller Hall 208
Phone: (978) 665-3661

Courses Taught:

Writing I: In Our Communities
Writing II: Class Culture
Poetry Reading (ENGL 2720)
Creative Writing (ENGL 3500)
Poetry Writing (ENGL 3520)


Ph.D. English, Professional Writing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
MFA Southampton College, Creative Writing
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Current Projects:

A novel
A paper on cultural appropriation in contemporary fiction
Series of stories regarding, in some aspect, the aesthetics of black hair
Short series of poems under the umbrella title “Superhero Tendencies”

Representative Publications:


Vermont Studio Center Fellowship


"Kitchen Creativity: Women Ingenuity in Working Class Fiction,South Atlantic Modern Language Association, November 2014

Panel Chair, "Rural Survival Skills in an Urban Setting," Midwest Modern Language Association, November 2014

Revision in Practice,” “Creating Personal Profiles,” and “Manifesto!” short essays and writing prompts for The Write Book: Classroom Exercises for Composition. Editors Russell Brickey, Laura L. Beadling, and Evelyn Martens. Contracted with McFarland Press. (forthcoming 2014)

At the Bottom of Your River: Using Language to Define Identity and PlaceMMLA (forthcoming November 2013)

Short Fiction

"Acquiring Joshua" in Specter Magazine, Nov. 30, 2014

"Negotiation of Space" in Driftless Review, Spring 2014

Palladia.” Kalyani Magazine.  21 Sept 2013: 60 – 64. Print.
Tiger Free Days.” WhiskeyPaper. 31 March 2013. Web.


Forthcoming: "I Guide Stevie Wonder by the Hand" and "Play Date: Tina Turner | Janis Joplin." in Modern Poetry Quarterly Review

While Shopping for Replacement Parts for a Beloved Paper Fan” and “Very and Really.” The Milo Review. 1.1 (Sept 2013): Print.

Professional Affiliations:

AWP - Association of Writers and Writing Programs
MMLA - Midwest Modern Language Association
SAMLA - South Atlantic Modern Language Association