Mark Neely

Indiana, United States

Member Since: 10/22/2013

Mark Neely is the author of Beasts of the Hill and Dirty Bomb, both from Oberlin College Press. His awards include an NEA Poetry Fellowship, an Indiana Individual Artist Grant, and the FIELD Poetry Prize. He teaches at Ball State University and at Ashland University's low-residency MFA program, and is the editor of The Broken Plate. 


Twitter Username: @markneelywriter


  • Dirty Bomb , Oberlin College Press (April 6, 2015)
  • Beasts of the Hill , Oberlin College Press (April 1, 2012)
  • Nice Things by James Franco , New Michigan Press (February 29, 2016)
  • Four of a Kind , Concrete Wolf Press (September 20, 2010)


  • NEA Poetry Fellowship(2014)
  • Field Poetry Prize(2011)
  • Indiana Individual Artist Grant(2013)
  • Concrete Wolf Chapbook Contest(2009)


  • Professor of English at Ball State University (August 2002 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Illinois (May 1993)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Alabama (May 2002)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry