Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry
Thomas Devaney is poet, critic, and Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Haverford College. He is the author of A Series of Small Boxes (Fish Drum, 2007), Letters to Ernesto Neto ( Germ Folios, 2005), and The American Pragmatist Fell in Love (Banshee Press, 1999). He was the editor of The Art of the Box Lunch (Van Pelt Books, 2009) and is the editor ONandOnScreen poems + videos, a website exploring the intersection of words and images. His poems have been published in The American Poetry Review, jubliat, FENCE, Jacket, and online at PennSound. Anthologies include A Best of FENCE: The First Nine Years (FENCE Books, 2009), POEM: Poets On (an) Exchange Mission (Fish Drum/Double Change, 2009 bilingual French-English edition), Walt Whitman, Hom(m)age, 2005/1855 (Turtle Point Press and Editions Joca Seria, 2005) and American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon 2000). His reviews and essays have been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Jacket, The Boston Review, and Rain Taxi.
A Poetic Tribute to Haverford's Trees (Spring 2010) A collaboration between Haverford's Arboretum Association and Thomas Devaney's Advanced Poetry Workshop led to "Under an Oak: A Tree Poetry Tour," in which Devaney's students read their original poems dedicated to campus trees.