Joseph Heithaus


708 East Seminary Street
Greencastle, IN 46135

Author's Bio

Joseph Heithaus teaches at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana where he and his wife are raising their four children. His poem "Indiana Flight" was chosen by the Writers' Center of Indiana for inclusion in British artist Martin Donlin's stained glass murals in the new Indianapolis International Airport. His poem "What Grows Here" is painted on a barn just outside of Greencastle. He continues to work on a translation project with Salvadoran Poets, Jonathan Velazquez, Fabrizzio Sagett, Hector Planas, and Crosby Lemus.

Publications & Prizes

Airmail (San Francisco Bay Press, 2011)
And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2011)
Rivers, Rails, and Runways (San Francisco Bay Press, 2008)
Second Set: Jazz Poetry Anthology (Indiana University Press, 1996)
Poison Sonnets (WordTech Communications, 2012)
Prizes won: 

"Discovery"/The Nation Prize 2007

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South Bend
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Cincinnati, Richmond VA, Syracuse
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Last update: Jan 30, 2012