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Assistant Professor of English Josh Corey to publish fourth book of poetry

Corey’s poetry manuscript, titled The Barons,has been accepted for publication by Omnidawn Books for fall 2014. The book will be his fourth collection of printed poems. In addition, The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoralis, co-edited by Corey and G.C. Waldrep, was published in September 2012.

Corey says that The Barons and Other Poems is a collection of poems he has written since finishing his last book, Severance Songs, in 2005.

It’s a sometimes very political, angry but also hopeful book in which the speaker is on a kind of adventure or quest through the ruins of the twenty-first century. Some of the highlights include a long poem, Compostition Marble (yes, that extra T is on purpose), about urban life after 9/11, while the title poem is a prophetic rant against what Occupy Wall Street has taught us to call ‘the one percent.’”

Corey tweeted that “Winning contests is exciting but I’m more profoundly gratified to have the publisher herself say, ‘I want to publish this book.’”

Read his interview with Wave Composition, an online litzine, here

Corey is the author of Severance Songs (Tupelo Press, 2011), Fourier Series ( Spineless Books, 2005), and Selah (Barrow Street Press, 2003). Read more about his other works here

Josh also keeps a blog and tweets at @JoshCorey.