Mark Neely

Mark Neely

Professor of English and Assistant Chair of Operations

Curriculum Vitae



Room:RB 262

Mark Neely is the author of two poetry collections: Beasts of the Hill (2012), and Dirty Bomb (2015), both from Oberlin College Press. 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 Kind. His poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, New England Review, Indiana Review, Willow Springs, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. He teaches courses in creative writing, poetry writing, and literary editing and publishing.

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.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Poetry Writing 308 1 1500 - 1615 M W RB, room 291
Practicum in Literar 614 001 1700 - 1815 M W RB, room 291