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, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, River Teeth, The Sycamore Review, The Southern Review, The Sun, Texas Studies in Language and Literature, Under the Sun and Yankee Magazine. Poems have also appeared in Contemporary 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.  Movers and Shakers, a poetry appeared from Pudding House Press in 2010. His most recent collections include his memoir, Resisting Elegy and Why Not Take All of Me: A Cycle of Poems on the Life and Music of Billie Holiday


He currently lives with his wife, Rachael, and son, Darius, in Huntington West Virginia

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