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Faculty Directory » DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld

English Studies

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Please email Dr. Bellinger-Delfeld to schedule an appointment.

Office Information:

Room Number: Miller Hall 208
Phone: 978.665.3661

Courses Taught:

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


Ph.D., University of Nebraska Lincoln (English/Professional Writing)
M.F.A., 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


Bellinger-Delfeld, D. (2013). “At the Bottom of Your River: Using Language to Define Identity and Place.” MMLA.

Bellinger-Delfeld, D. (2014). "Kitchen Creativity: Women Ingenuity in Working Class Fiction." South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Atlanta, Georgia.

Bellinger-Delfeld, D. (2014). “Revision in Practice,” “Creating Personal Profiles,” and “Manifesto!” In L.L. Beadling et al, The Write Book: Classroom Exercises for Composition. McFarland Press.

Bellinger-Delfeld, D. "Rural Survival Skills in an Urban Setting." Midwest Modern Language Association, panel chair. Detroit, Michigan.

Short Fiction

Bellinger-Delfeld, D. (2014). "Acquiring Joshua." Specter Magazine.

Bellinger-Delfeld, D. (2014). "Negotiation of Space." Driftless Review.

Bellinger-Delfeld, D. (2013). “Palladia.” Kalyani Magazine (pp. 60 – 64).

Bellinger-Delfeld, D. (2013). “Tiger Free Days.” WhiskeyPaper.


Bellinger-Delfeld, D. (2015). "I Guide Stevie Wonder by the Hand" and "Play Date: Tina Turner | Janis Joplin." Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, Issue 3.

Bellinger-Delfeld, D. (2013). “While Shopping for Replacement Parts for a Beloved Paper Fan” and “Very and Really.” The Milo Review.

Professional Affiliations:

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