Joshua Burton


Author's Bio

Joshua Burton is a poet and educator from Houston, TX and received his MFA in poetry at Syracuse University. He is a 2019 Tin House Winter Workshop Scholar, 2019 Juniper Summer Writing Institute scholarship winner, 2019 Center for African American Poetry and Poetics fellowship finalist, received the Honorable Mention for the 2018 Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize and was a 2020 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing finalist. His work can be found in Mississippi Review, Gulf Coast, The Rumpus, Conduit, TriQuarterly, Black Warrior Review, Grist, and Indiana Review. His first chapbook is currently out with Ethel and his debut poetry collection is forthcoming in the spring of 2023 with the University of Wisconsin Press.

Publications & Prizes

Grace Engine (University of Wisconsin Press, 2023)
Fracture Anthology (Ethel, 2022)
Prizes won: 

Gulf Coast Undergraduate Poetry Award 2014 (University of Houston), 

Howard Moss Poetry Award 2014 (University of Houston), 

Tin House Winter Workshop 2019 Scholar, 

Scholarship for Juniper Summer Writing Institute 2019, 

The Joyce Carol Oates Award in Poetry 2019 (Syracuse University) (Judged by Nicole Seeley)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Toni Morrison Haruki Murakami Terrance Hayes Roger Reeves Natalie Diaz Solmaz Sharif Joy Priest Emily Dickinson
What I'm reading now: 
Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any, At Risk Youth, Immigration, Incarcerated individuals, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Schools, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Houston, TX
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Last update: Jul 23, 2022