To order The Heat of What Comes
(poetry) from

To order from Pecan Grove Press

Literary Resources

Reading Strategies

Essay Topics

Analysis Prompt

Curriculum Vitae

My Space

Teaching Philosophy



Scholarly Articles:

Jean Toomer's Cane
Project Muse

Eudora Welty's
Golden Apples
Project Muse

Prose Samples:

River Teeth
Project Muse

The South Loop Review




English 289004:TR

English 101:
Composition I

English 211:
Creative Writing, Fiction

English 217:
Creative Writing, Poetry

English 329:
Creative Nonfiction

Lit and Gender

English 102
Composition II

English 283:
Contemporary Novel

English 275:
Introduction to Literature

American Writers I

American Writers III

English 375:
Professional Writing

American Writers II

Ethnic Literature

Composition 103

Southern Literature

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

Dr. Joel B. Peckham, Jr., is an Assistant Professor of Regional Literature and Creative Writing at Marshall University. 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, Under the Sun 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. His second book, The Heat of What Comes came out from the same press in 2008. Recently he as published a chapbook, Why Not Take All of Me with Futurecycle Press. His memoir, Resisting Elegy appeared from Academy Chicago Publishers (Chicago Review Press) in 2012. 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, and wife, Rachael in Huntington, WV