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Brian Johnson, M.F.A.


 Professor of English

Composition, Creative Writing, 20th and 21st Century Literature

Office: Engleman Hall D248
Phone: 203.392.7049






M.F.A., Creative Writing, Brown University, 1993
B.A., English, University of California-Berkeley, 1983

About Professor Johnson

I teach composition, creative writing, and twentieth-century and contemporary literature. I am particularly interested in poetry—modern, postmodern, experimental, transgressive—and the links between writing and other arts such as music and painting. 

Recent Courses Taught

HON 150 — Introduction to Critical Inquiry
ENG 112 — Composition
ENG 202 — Introduction to Poetry Writing
ENG 203 — Introduction to Fiction Writing
ENG 366/566 — Twentieth-Century American Poetry
ENG 367 — Contemporary American Free Verse
ENG 509 — Contemporary Poetic Theory 

Selected Publications and Presentations

Site Visits (w/Burghard Müller-Dannhausen, forthcoming edition m beck, 2013)

Torch Lake and Other Poems (Del Sol Press, 2009)

Self-Portrait (Quale Press, 2000)