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John  Fleming

John Fleming

John Fleming
  Director of Creative Writing


Office: CPR 318
Phone: 813/974-9567



John Henry Fleming (PhD, University of Louisiana-Lafayette) is the author of The Legend of the Barefoot Mailman, a novel, Fearsome Creatures of Florida, an eco-conscious literary bestiary, The Book I Will Write, a novel-in-emails originally published serially, and Songs for the Deaf, his recent story collection. His short stories have appeared in journals such as McSweeney’s, The North American Review, Mississippi Review, Fourteen Hills, Kugelmass, Better: Culture and Lit, Atticus Review, and Carve. His work has been anthologized in 100% Pure Florida Fiction and in The Future Dictionary of America. His awards include a Literature Fellowship from the State of Florida. He has a PhD in Creative Writing from The University of Louisiana-Lafayette, an MA in Creative Writing from The University of Southern Mississippi, and a BA in Psychology from The University of Virginia. At USF, he teaches graduate and undergraduate fiction writing courses, directs graduate theses, and is advisory editor of Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art. Visit his website at


PhD, University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Specialty Area

Creative writing/fiction