John P. Drury
|University of Iowa||M.F.A (English), 1980|
|Johns Hopkins University||M.A. (Writing Seminars), 1978|
|State University of New York at Stony Brook||B.A. (Comparative Literature), 1976|
John Drury was born in Cambridge, Maryland, in 1950, and grew up in Bethesda, where he attended Walt Whitman High School. After two years at the University of Maryland, he dropped out of school and joined the Army, studying German and working in the American Liaison Office of the West German Refugee Center near Nuremberg. He completed his education at SUNY/Stony Brook, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Iowa. After working as a medical editor at American College Testing, he began teaching at the University of Cincinnati in 1985. He is the author of four full-length poetry collections (The Disappearing Town, Burning the Aspern Papers, The Refugee Camp, and Sea Level Rising), as well as two books about poetry (Creating Poetry and The Poetry Dictionary). He has led two Literary Study Tours to Venice, in 1998 and 2005.