Joanne DeTore

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

1 Aerospace Blvd

Author's Bio

Joanne L. DeTore, Ph.D. is a published poet, essayist, and scholar. Her work has been published in a variety of journals including Reed Magazine, Voices in Italian Americana, Italian Americana, Review Americana: A Literary Journal, The Apple Valley Review, Slow Trains Literary Journal, The Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, Art Ciencia: Revista de Arte, Cincia e Communicacao, And/Or Literary Journal, The Philosophical Mother, and Florida English and in the books, Anti-Italianism: Essays on Prejudice; Fractured Feminisms: Rhetoric, Context, and Contestation; Joy, Interrupted; and Sweet Lemons: Writing with a Sicilian Accent. She has appeared on national TV as an expert on pop culture.  She is an Associate Professor of Humanities and Communication at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach and has two children.  Topics of her work include humor, gender, popular culture, women, communication, parenting/motherhood, Italian American culture, technology, modern love, Catholicism, immigration, education, and diversity.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Philosophical Mother


And / Or
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Florida English Journal
Italian Americana
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Review Americana
Slow Trains
Voices in Italian Americana

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Margaret Atwood, Amy Tan, Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich, Lucia Perillo, Louise Gluck, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, William Blake, Yeats, and so many more.
What I'm reading now: 
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

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American, Feminist, Italian American
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Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
New York
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Last update: Jul 25, 2020