Joseph Soldati

Joe SoldatiJoseph A. Soldati has published numerous poems and essays in a variety of literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. In February 2015, Finishing Line Press will publish his newest chapbook, IN ITALY: A PERSONAL JOURNEY. (To order, please go to and click on “New Releases”). Recently, Joe's poems have appeared in The 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; the 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. In addition, his poetry has been featured 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 Rain. 
 Flying Machines published by Icarus International, awarded him its year 2000 poetry prize for Moon on the Wing.”  In May, 2006, Finishing Line Press published Joseph’s chapbook, Apocalypse Clam.  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.

      Joseph is the author of a scholarly book, Configurations of Faust (1980), a poetry collection, Making My Name (1990), 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. 
Joseph 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. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his two cats, Roxanne and Tramp.


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