Dr. Jonathan Creasy is an author, editor, publisher, teacher and musician. His best-known work is The Black Mountain Letters, a book of poems and essays published in 2016 by Dalkey Archive Press.Educated at California Institute of the Arts and Trinity College Dublin, he has First Class degrees in English Literature.
Formerly a Writing Consultant in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas at Austin, he has been widely published both in Ireland and the United States and now teaches at Trinity College and the James Joyce Centre. He also runs New Dublin Press, a publishing house and community arts initiative.Creasy has also served as Editor-in-Chief of Trinity’s peer-reviewed Journal of Postgraduate Research, poetry editor of Icarus magazine and Editor-in-Chief of Trinity’s College Green.
His organisation and production credits include the feature radio documentary, The Big Book: James Joyce’s Ulysses, and he is also founder and director of the Performing Poetry Project, and producer of An Evening With Susan Howe. He was also a member of the Organising Committee for the 25th Ezra Pound International Conference (TCD), the Dylan Thomas Centenary and the Bloomsday Festival.
Jonathan was born and raised in Los Angeles, where he studied under jazz legends Peter Erskine and Jeff Hamilton, and later under Charlie Haden at California Institute of the Arts. He continues to compose and perform as a musician.