Q &A with Brian Dickson

Meet Brian Dickson


Degrees and Certificates

  • Bachelor of Arts – English | University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Master of Arts - English (emphasis on creative writing) | CU Boulder

Professional Organizations

  • NADE
  • AWP

Q & A

What do you do at CCD?

Just try to be the all around good guy; be a listener.

What awards have you received?

  • 2014 Faculty of the Year, CCD
  • Faculty of the Year awards, CCConline

What do you enjoy most about your work?

I enjoy the tremendous energy from colleagues and students.

When you’re not working, what do you do?

Writing, basketball, camping, hiking, hanging with family and my wonderful partner, cooking, gardening, raising worms, reading, letterpress printing

What moment at CCD stands out as the most memorable?

It was when the English and CCR departments surprised me with a going away gathering as I transitioned out of the department chair role. What a moment!

Who had the greatest influence on your education and/or career path?

The greatest influence comes from anyone with a shred of wisdom. 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

How will I be my exuberant self today?

Which three people (living or dead) would you invite to dinner and why?

Ah! Too hard!

What or who can’t you live without?

I can't live without creativity.

Please list any research interests.

Food production, metaphors of erasure, poetry, history, pedagogy, ecology, women's studies


One book: All Points Radiant (Word Tech, Cherry Grove Collections, 2015)
Two Chapbooks: Maybe This is How Tides Works (Finishing Line Press, 2014); In a Heart's Rut (High5 Press, 2009)