Mark Neely
Mark Neely
Professor of English
Curriculum Vitae



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Mark Neely is the author of Beasts of the Hill (2012), and Dirty Bomb (2015), both from Oberlin College Press. His third book, Ticker (2021) won the Idaho Prize for Poetry and was published by Lost Horse Press and shortlisted for an Indiana Author Award. His awards include a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Indiana Individual Artist grant, the FIELD Poetry Prize, and the Concrete Wolf Chapbook Award for Four of a KindHis poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Boulevard, Copper Nickel, FIELD, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, New England Review, New Ohio Review, New Orleans Review, North American Review, Pleiades, Poetry Northwest, Rattle, Southeast Review, Willow Springs, and elsewhere. He teaches courses in creative writing, poetry writing, and literary editing and publishing. He is a senior editor for River Teeth: a Journal of Nonfiction Narrative. 

Professional Experience

Professor of English

Ball State University

Associate Professor


Assistant Professor


Curriculum Vitae

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M.F.A. in Creative Writing

University of Alabama, 2002

B.A. in English

University of Illinois, 1993

Research and Publications

  • “Subvocal (3).” Willow Springs 80 (Fall 2017): 12-13.
  • “The Economy Stupid” and “Intelligent Design.” FIELD 96 (Spring 2017): 19-20.
  • “First Blood,” and “United Church of Bruce.” Southern Indiana Review 24.1 (Spring 2017): 7-9.
  • "Animal," "Automaton," and "Bruce's Faith.” New England Review 37.2 (2016): 123-125.