Richard H. Durisen
astronomer ・ author
I am a retired Professor of Astronomy at Indiana University Bloomington with over 100 refereed scientific publications. Since retirement in the summer of 2010, after family, friends, and travel, I have devoted my time mostly to creative writing, including poetry and short stories. I have had flash pieces published by 713 Flash (Kazka Press), Brilliant Flash Fiction, and Disturbed Digest. Longer stories have appeared in the July 2014 issue of a local Bloomington magazine called The Ryder, an anthology titled Into Darkness Peering (Alban Lake Press), and the first annual special issue of Weirdbook titled “Witches”. My poems have appeared in Disturbed Digest, Illumen, FrostFire Worlds, Space and Time, and Poetry Quarterly. I am an active member of a local Bloomington writers group called Our Writing League and have given public readings of poetry and fiction in Bloomington and elsewhere.