Richard Deming

Richard Deming is the Director of Creative Writing and a Senior Lecturer in English at Yale University, where he has taught since 2002.

An American poet, theorist, and art critic, he is the author of five books: three books of criticism – ''Listening on All Sides: Toward an Emersonian Ethics of Reading'' (Stanford University Press, 2008), ''Art of the Ordinary: The Everyday Domain of Art, Film, Philosophy, and Poetry'' (Cornell University Press, 2018), and ''Orson Welles's Touch of Evil'' (British Film Institute/Bloomsbury, forthcoming) – as well as two collections of poems, ''Let's Not Call it Consequence'' (Shearsman Books, 2008) and ''Day for Night'' (Shearsman, 2016).

He has also published essays in the collections ''Looking at Robert Gardner: Essays on His Films and Career'' (eds. William Rothman and Charles Warren, SUNY Press, 2016), ''A Power to Translate the World: New Essays on Emerson and International Culture'' (ed. Ricardo Miguel Alfonso, University Press of New England, 2015), ''Philosophy and the Films of Charlie Kaufman'' (ed. David LaRocca, University of Kentucky Press, 2011), ''Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet'' (eds. Robert Hampton and Will Montgomery, Liverpool University Press, 2010), ''Ronald Johnson: Life and Works'' (eds. Eric Selinger and Joel Bettridge, Orono: National Poetry Foundation Press, 2008), and ''I Have Imagined a Center // Wilder than This Region: Essays on Susan Howe'' (Ed. Sarah Campbell, Cuneiform Press, 2007).

Deming is a member of the editorial boards of ''Evental Aesthetics'' and the ''Yale Review'', and has published essays and reviews in ''Artforum, Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media, Poetics Today, Notre Dame Review,'' et al., while his poems have appeared in such publications as ''Sulfur, Field, Indiana Review,'' and ''The Nation'', as well as the collection ''Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present.'' Deming has also been featured on episodes of the podcasts ''This is Not a Pipe'', ''Poemtalk, '' and ''First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing''. His most recent book, ''This Exquisite Loneliness: What Loners, Outcasts, and the Misunderstood Can Teach Us About Creativity'', received enthusiastic reviews in ''The American Scholar'', and ''Psychology Today'', and was excerpted in ''The Paris Review''. Provided by Wikipedia
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  1. This exquisite loneliness
    what loners outcasts and the misunderstood can teach us about creativity
    by Deming, Richard, 1970-
    Published 2023
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