About LIM College

John Deming

Arts & Sciences
Director of the Writing Center; Lecturer

John Deming is a poet and journalist who has taught at LIM College since 2008. In addition to his duties as Director of the Writing Center, he is a full-time lecturer in the Arts & Sciences Department, where he teaches English Composition, Junior Writing Topics, and News Reporting & Writing.

Prior to joining LIM, Deming worked as a reporter in New Hampshire for Atlantic News, Foster’s Daily Democrat and The Telegraph, and he was an adjunct lecturer in the English Department at Baruch College from 2007-2012.

Deming has been Editor-in-Chief of Coldfront magazine since its inception in 2006. Coldfront  provides journalistic and critical coverage of contemporary poetry and music. In this role, he has written numerous book reviews and interviewed several prominent writers, including the Pulitzer-winning poets Paul Muldoon and Rae Armantrout.

He is the author of two chapbooks of poetry, 8 Poems (Eye for an Iris Press, 2011) and Toads (Dusie Press, 2006) and his poems and other written work have appeared in a number of other publications including, but not limited to, Fence magazine, Boston Review, salon.com, and American Poetry Journal.

As Editor of Coldfront, Deming co-sponsors the annual New York City Poetry Festival on Governors Island. He also co-curates the KGB Monday Night Poetry Series in the East Village and has participated in dozens of other poetry readings throughout New York City.

A member of the National Book Critics Circle, Deming holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Poetry from The New School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English-Journalism from the University of New Hampshire.

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