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Joe Wenderoth, Professor of English, grew up in Baltimore. His poetry, fiction, and non-fiction have appeared in many journals and anthologies. His interests include Celan, Whitman, Berryman, Stevens, WC Williams, Dickinson, Clifton, Marquez, Morrison, Kafka, Beckett, Artaud’s Theater Of Cruelty, Greek tragedy, Hank Williams, George Jones, Henry Threadgill, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Jimmie Rodgers, Doug Sahm, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, Coltrane, Monk, Basie, James Brown, Will Oldham, Jesus And Mary Chain, Harmony Korine, Frederick Wiseman, Aztec culture (especially the Cantares Mexicanos), American television, American football, boxing, mma, sleep/dream research, the difference between a song and a poem, and a million other things besides.
It Is If I Speak
by Joe Wenderoth
- Disfortune (poems); Wesleyan University Press (1995)
- It Is If I Speak (poems); Wesleyan University Press (2000)
- Letters To Wendy's (fiction); Verse Press (2000).
- The Holy Spirit of Life: Essays Written For John Ashcroft's Secret Self (essays); Wave Books (2005)
- No Real Light (poems); Wave Books (2007)
- If I Don't Breathe How Do I Sleep; Wave Books (2014)
Education & Interests:
- MFA (Warren Wilson College); Creative writing (poetry, essay).