Bryan D. Dietrich

Wichita, KS 67235-1415

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

Krypton Nights
(Zoo Press, 2002)
, Love Craft
(Finishing Line Press, 2010)
, Prime Directive
(Daverana Enterprises, 2010)
, The Assumption
(WordFarm, 2010)
, The Monstrance
(Bandersnatch Books, 2011)
, Universal Monsters
(Word Press, 2007)
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, New Yorker, Weird Tales, Western Humanities Review, Witness, Yale Review
Prizes Won: 
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

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Oklahoma City
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Midwest City, OK
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Last updated: Feb 19, 2010