Joseph Rathgeber

Fiction Writer, Poet

Author's Bio

Joseph Rathgeber is an author, poet, high school English teacher, and adjunct professor from New Jersey. His story collection is The Abridged Autobiography of Yousef R. and Other Stories (ELJ Publications, 2014). His work of hybrid poetry is MJ (Another New Calligraphy, 2015). He is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, recipient of a 2014 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship (Poetry), and a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship (Prose). He is a member of the National Writers Union UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO, Federation of Adjunct Faculty AFT Local 6025, and NJEA.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Book:
The Abridged Autobiography of Yousef R. and Other Stories (ELJ Publications, 2014)
Journals:
Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature
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The Farallon Review
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The Southern California Review
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theNewerYork
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Poetry

Book:
Journals:
Askew Poetry
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Black Magnolias
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Consequence
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East Coast Literary Review
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Edison Literary Review
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Ellipsis
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Hiram Poetry Review
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Pilgrimage
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Pudding Magazine
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Quercus Review
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Snail Mail Review
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Spillway
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Tapestry
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Prizes won: 

2016 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (Prose)

2014 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (Poetry)

Pushcart Prize nominee (5x)

Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award Honorable Mention (2x)

AWP Intro Journals Project Nominee

More Information

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Travels for readings: 
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Last update: Aug 18, 2017