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English Department
Joel B. Peckham, Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Joel B. Peckham, Jr., is an Assistant Professor of American Literature at The University of Cincinnati, Clermont College. A scholar of American Literature and a creative writer as well as a former Fulbright Scholar, Joel's reviews, essays, scholarly articles, and poetry have been published in numerous journals throughout The United States and Canada, including American Literature, Ascent, The Black Warrior Review, The Literary Review, The Malahat Review, The Mississippi Quarterly, The North American Review, Passages North, River Teeth, The Sycamore Review, The Southern Review,Texas Studies in Language and Literature, and Yankee Magazine. Poems have also appeared inContemporary Poetry of New England (UP of New England) and Poets Against the War (Nation Press). Nightwalking, his first full-length poetry collection was published by Pecan Grove Press in 2001. He was also co-founding editor of the on-line literary journal, Milkwood Review and an associate editor for GCSU's national literary journal, Arts & Letters

He currently lives with his son, Darius, in Meriden New Hampshire

Personal Note:

Many people know my situation; so I will address it briefly here. My wife, poet Susan Atefat-Peckhamís recent death in an auto accident in Jordan, an accident that also claimed the life of my oldest son, Cyrus, has been an ordeal not just for us, but for many people. I am picking up the pieces of my life with my surviving son Darius at a new job and a new place as I try to put Susanís last ms together from the pieces she left behind, and recover from the injuries I suffered in the crash. We are doing well and getting stronger each day. Darius is growing into a magical, happy child. And I am growing with him. I am thankful for all the people who have been supportive through my grieving process. I only hope that people can be as supportive of our moving on process.

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