My Interview with Derek B. Miller at the Interview Spot, Part II

It’s been a real pleasure to have this opportunity to talk about writing with such a talented author. Check out Part II of the interview here: The Interview Spot with Derek B. Miller

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New Job, New Interview, Off to Maine

Hello Everyone!

It looks as if I will be taking on a new job in the fall. I have just signed and returned an offer to Marshall University to become an Assistant Professor of Regional Literature and Creative Writing. This means that I will be with family everyday. No more commuting!

If you get a chance, check out me interview regarding Resisting Elegy at Derek B. Miller’s The Interview Spot:

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Welcome to Joel

There is a great deal going on in our lives right now–too much to update in a quick post. But Rach, Darius, and I are all headed up to the AWP in Chicago for three days of reconnecting with old friends and drowning in creative passive aggression. Should be wonderful.

I plan to have many updates regarding new and forthcoming publications, but for now, suffice it to say that we are all well and happy and the future feels as bright as ever.

Peace and Love,


Lookout for new poems appearing in current and future issues of Prairie Schooner, Grist, and Jelly Bucket.

An essay, “Please Take What You Want” is also in the current issue of Jelly Bucket.

A new scholarly article on the work of Minnie Bruce Pratt will soon be appearing in Texas Studies in Literature and Language

And another article on the use of non-linear and disjunctive prose style in Creative Nonfiction is out at Quarter After Eight.

Also, if you haven’t already, check out one or both of the anthologies in which my work has recently appeared

View from the Bed, View From the Bedside from Wising Up Press and

Mammas and Pappas: on the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting from City Works.

Oh, and if you miss it, everyone can still access my original index page at

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