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Bryan D. Dietrich

Author's Bio

Bryan lives in Wichita, Kansas with his wife Gina and their son, Nick. Professor of English at Newman University, Bryan grew up watching classic horror movies and dreaming of becoming a comic book artist. He remains conflicted about choosing a tenure-track job over a chance to be an extra in Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks, but is comforted by several facts: the first person to be abducted in Aliens is named Dietrich, the composer for the original Mummy was named Dietrich, and the Kecksburg UFO incident occurred in December of 1965, just before Bryan was born. Further inferences are welcome.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Monstrance (Bandersnatch Books, 2011), Love Craft (Finishing Line Press, 2010), Prime Directive (Daverana Enterprises, 2010), The Assumption (WordFarm, 2010), Universal Monsters (Word Press, 2007), Krypton Nights (Zoo Press, 2002)
Journals:
Alaska Quarterly Review, Asimov's Sci-Fi Magazine, Bellingham Review, Chelsea, Cimarron Review, Harvard Review, Isotope, Laurel Review, Licking River Review, Mars Hill Review, Midwest Quarterly, Missouri Review, Nebraska Review, Nimrod, Northwest Review, Open City, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly Review of Literature, Quarterly West, Shenandoah, The Nation, The New Yorker, Weird Tales, Western Humanities Review, Witness, Yale Review
Prizes:
The Paris Review Poetry Prize, The "Discovery"/The Nation Award, a Writers at Work Fellowship, the Eve of St. Agnes Prize, the Isotope Editors' Prize, a Rhysling Award

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Brothers Karamozov by Dostoyevsky
Favorite Books:
The Sound and the Fury, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Moby Dick, Beloved, Lolita, Heart of Darkness, Wise Blood, The Satanic Verses, The Inferno, The Father, At the Mountains of Madness, Invisible Man, The Handmaid's Tale, Ulysses, More Than Human, The Haunting of Hill House
Favorite Authors:
Gerard Manley Hopkins, Wallace Stevens, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Sharon Olds, Albert Goldbarth, W. S. Merwin, James Merrill, William Faulkner, Ray Bradbury, Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, Toni Morrison, Vladimir Nabokov, Flannery O'Connor, Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oates, H. P. Lovecraft, Ralph Ellison, Harlan Ellison, Margaret Atwood, James Joyce, Theodore Sturgeon, Shirley Jackson

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Listing last updated: February 19, 2010

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Oklahoma City, OK
Raised in:
Midwest City, OK

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