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Joshua Corey

Associate Professor of English
Chair, Print and Digital Publishing


Creative Writing
Modern and Contemporary Poetry
Environmental Literature
American Literature
Anglo-American Modernism
Literary Theory


PhD Cornell University
MFA University of Montana
MA University of Montana
BA Vassar College

Courses Taught

English 450 Theory of Literature
English 440 Advanced Writing Seminar
English/Environmental Studies 367 Environmental Writing
English 361 Creative Writing - Poetry
English 332 Modern Poetry
English 324 LFC Press: Plonsker Prize
English 321 Modern Fiction
English 204 Nineteenth-Century American Literature
English 135 Introduction to Creative Writing
English 110 Introduction to Literary Study


Redrum natura. Author. Goodmorning Menagerie, 2015.
The Barons and Other Poems. Author. Omnidawn Publishing, 2014.
Beautiful Soul: An American Elegy. Author. Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2014.
The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral. Co-editor, with G.C. Waldrep. Ahsahta Press, 2012.
Severance Songs. Author. Tupelo Press, 2011.
Fourier Series. Author. Spineless Books, 2005.
Selah. Author. Barrow Street Press, 2003.

Articles and Essays

“Robert Duncan’s Visionary Ecology.” Paideuma 40 (2013).

“Tansy City: Charles Olson and the Prospects for Avant-Pastoral.” Comparative American Studies 7.2 (June 2009): 111-27.

“Notes toward the Postmodern Baroque,” Action, Yes Online Quarterly (2007): http://www.actionyes.org/issue6/corey/corey1.html.

“Richard Hugo’s Constructivist Moment,” Poetry Debates & Manifestos at The Academy of American Poets (24 Jan 2005): http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5911

 “Ronald Johnson: The Earth from Space,” Octopus Magazine 3 (Summer 2004): http://www.octopusmagazine.com/issue03/corey_essay.html

“Notes toward the Dramatic Lyric,” sidereality 2.2 (April-June 2003)


Ponge, Francis. Parti pris des choses = Partisan of Things (1942). Translation with Jean-Luc Garneau. Kenning Editions, 2016.

Awards and Honors

Gustav E. Beerly, Jr. Endowed Assistant Professorship, 2010-2013.
Poet in Residence, University of Illinois - Chicago, 2009.
Dorset Prize, Tupelo Press, 2008.
Martin Sampson Teaching Award, Cornell University, 2007.
Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Award, Pavement Saw Press, 2005.
Fitzpatrick-O’Dinn Award, Spineless Books, 2004.
Barrow Street Book Contest Winner, Barrow Street Press, 2002.
Stegner Fellowship, Stanford University, 1999-2001.