Joseph Spence, Sr.

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

Joseph Spence 4230 N. Oakland Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone: 
414-445-3584

Author's Bio

(1) Convention Presentation: "Comparative Analysis of Epulaeryu and Haiku Poetry," Druskininkai Poetic Fall Conference, Sep 2009; (2) Workshop Presentation: Japan's Great Haiku Poets; Japanese Round Table, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Feb 2009; (3) Staff Writer MATC TIMES (2008).

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Journals:
Cram
,
Harvests of New Millennium
,
joyful!
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Poetry Cram Volume 5
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Rubicon
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Shadow Poetry
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Timbooktu.com

Poetry

Book:
The Awakened One Poetics (Rochak Publishing, 2009)
Journals:
Autumn Leaves
,
Harvests of New Millennium
,
joyful!
, , , , ,
The Sound of Poetry Review
,
Timbooktu.com
,
Word Catalyst Magazine
,
World Haiku Association
Prizes won: 

(1) Platinum Level Writer's Award: EzineArticles.com (1/22/10);

(2) 2009 Best Christian Poetry Award from ChristianStoryTeller.com for the poetry book "Trilogy Moments for the Mind, Body & Soul";

(3) Honorary Mention Certificate (top twenty) for "Greater Art Thou" poem; Poetry Soup International Poetry Contest with over 1,200 worldwide contestants (Jan. 2009);

(4) Honorary Mention Certificate (top twenty) for "Amazing Grace" poem; Poetry Soup International Poetry Contest with over 1,400 worldwide contestants (Jul. 2007);

(5) Limited Edition Commemorative Poetry Ambassador Award Medal from International Library of Poetry, recognition for outstanding poetic achievement during poetry month (2006);

(6) You Have Been Spotted, Shadow Poetry Award (May 2006).

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Abraham Lincoln and Robert Burns: Connected Lives and Legends by Ferenc Morton Szasz, How The Scots Invented the Modern World by Arthur Herman, Tall, Dark, and Kilted by Allie MacKay, Milwaukee Does Strange Things to People by Susan Firer

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caribbean American, Jamaican American, Mixed Race, Scotch-Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Teachers, Veterans
Fluent in: 
English, Patwa
Born in: 
Jamaica
Raised in: 
Jamaica
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Last update: Jan 26, 2010