For more than 50 years Joseph A. Soldati has published poems and essays in literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. His most recent poetry collection is SACRIFICES: RETOLD & UNTOLD STORIES FROM THE BIBLE, released in January 2017 by Outskirts Press, also available from Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. In 2015 Finishing Line Press published Joe’s chapbook, IN ITALY: A PERSONAL JOURNEY. Recently, Joe’s poems have appeared in Muddy River Poetry Review; Second Genesis: An Anthology of Contemporary World Poetry, (Ajmer, India); CITIES: Poetry & the City [Anthology] (London, England); Songs of Ourselves: Celebrating 150 years of Walt Whitman [Anthology]; The Enigmatist; The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home [Anthology, Holy Cow! Press]; and New Millennium Writings. His poems have also appeared in America Magazine; Poets for Living Waters; Carpe Articulum Literary Review; Four and Twenty; Oyez Review; Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place; Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, The Arts and the Humanities (Toronto, Canada), and in the anthology, Beloved On The Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude. Other poems by Joe have appeared in The
Litchfield Review, Margie:
The American Journal of Poetry; and on the Winning Writers poetry on-line site. Other journals in which his poems have appeared include Pointed Circle; The
Clackamas Literary Review; Solo: A Journal of Poetry; Spanish Moss; Into The Teeth of the Wind; Hubbub; Fireweed; and Ruah: A Journal of Spiritual Poetry. His poetry has also been published in the anthologies Walking Bridges: Using Poetry as a Compass; Sailing in the Mist of Time; Yes Poetry!; Across the Long Bridge; Line Drives: 100 Contemporary
Baseball Poems; Knowing Stones: Poems of Exotic
Places; Demilitarized Zones: Veterans
After Vietnam; Stafford’s Road; Carrying the Darkness: American
Indochina--The Poetry of the Vietnam War; and Trains and
by Icarus International, awarded him its year 2000
poetry prize for "Moon on the Wing.” Scholarly books and journals in which
his essays have been published include The Larcom Review, Pagan and Christian Anxiety,
Essays in Literature, Emerson Society Quarterly, Kronos, Nineteenth-Century
Literature Criticism, and Praesidium.
is the author of a scholarly book, Configurations
of Faust (1980), a poetry collection, Making My Name (1990), two chapbooks, Apocalypse Clam (2006) and On Account of Darkness (2011), both published by Finishing Line Press, and is co-editor, with
Eduardo González-Viaña, of a bilingual volume
of poems by Peruvian and Oregonian poets entitled O
Poetry! ¡Oh Poesía! Poems of Oregon and Peru (1997).
He is a former Chair and currently a member of the Board of
Trustees for the Friends of William Stafford. See the interests page
for more information.
holds degrees from Oglethorpe University (B.A.), the University
of California at Santa Barbara (M.A.), and Washington State
University (Ph.D.). Now retired, he is Professor Emeritus of
English at Western Oregon University. Honors and awards for
teaching and scholarship include two Fulbright Fellowships--lecturing
in Egypt, 1983-84, and in Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa,
1989-90. Now in their late 70s, Joe and his cat, Tramp, live in Portland, Oregon.
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