Thomas Devaney is the author of four poetry collections, Calamity Jane (Furniture Press Books, 2014), The Picture that Remains (The Print Center, 2014), A Series of Small Boxes (Fish Drum, 2007), The American Pragmatist Fell in Love (Banshee Press, 1999), and a nonfiction book Letters to Ernesto Neto (Germ Folios, 2005).
Devaney teaches creative writing at Haverford College where his collaborative projects with faculty and staff include the poetry tree tour "Under An Oak" and “INSIDE,” a meditation on space and confinement.
In 2001 Devaney joined the Kelly Writers House, Penn's literary hub, for an active four years as program coordinator and producer of the monthly radio program "Live at the Writers House" on 88.5-FM WXPN.
From 2005–2010 he was a Senior Writing Fellow in the Critical Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He was awarded a Distinguished Teaching Award from the Critical Writing Program (2008).
He was a Fellow at The MacDowell Colony in 2006. In 2009 he was awarded a summer residency at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France by the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE).
Projects with the Institute of Contemporary Art include “Seven Writers,” (2014); "New Invisible Cities," for "The Puppet Show" (2008); "No Silence Here, Enjoy the Silence," for "Locally Localized Gravity" (2007); "Tales from the 215" for "Philadelphia Freedom" with Zoe Strauss (2006); and the participant-performance project "The Empty House" at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site for "The Big Nothing" (2004).
Other projects include "Dead Tired: Sleep Text" with Patty Chang at Momenta Art (2011); and poems written for "Common Ground: Eight Philadelphia Photographers in the 1960s and 1970s" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2009).
Devaney received his MFA in Creative Writing at Brooklyn College, CUNY in 1998.
For current updates, check Thomas Devaney's blog at thomasdevaney.tumblr.com.
Photo by David Kelley