Joshua Gage

Fiction Writer, Poet

Cleveland, OH
Ohio US

Author's Bio

Book Publications:
Origami Lilies. Massillon, OH: Poet’s Haven Press. (2018)
Necromancy. Chicago, Il: Locofo Chaps. (2017)
Confessions: A Nightmare in Five Acts. Richardson, TX: Elektrik Milkbath Press. (Co-Author) (2014)
Inhuman: Haiku from the Zombie Apocalypse. Massillon, OH: Poet’s Haven Press. (2013)
Intrinsic Night. Cedar Rapids, IA: Sam’s Dot Publishing. (Co-Author) (2009)
breaths. Cleveland, OH: VanZeno Press. (2008)
Deep Cleveland Lenten Blues. Cleveland, OH: Deep Cleveland Press. (2004)

Publications & Prizes




Confessions: A Nightmare in Five Acts (Elektrik Milk Bath Press, 2014)
Intrinsic Night (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2009)
Deep Cleveland Lenten Blues (Deep Cleveland Press, 2004)
Asimov's Science Fiction
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Heron's Nest
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Prizes won: 
  • First Place, Gerald Brady Memorial Senryu Award, "play date" (2018)
  • Honorable Mention, Betty Drevniok Award, "winter rehearsals" (2017)
  • Finalist, Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, “The Bridegroom of Ra’da” (2014)
  • Honorable Mention, Federico Garcia Lorca Prize, “Tarek al-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi” (2013)
  • Honorable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year, “The Shoemaker’s Daughters” (2009)
  • Sam’s Dot Publishing James Award, “The New Bestiary” (2010)
  • Sam’s Dot Publishing James Award, “Theft from the Masters” (2009)
  • Honorable Mention, The Best Horror of the Year, “The Kappa” (2009)
  • Finalist, Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority’s Minds Moving Project, “Microphone” (2008)
  • Best Poem of the Year, Preditors and Editors Readers Poll, “The White Doe of Nara” (2008)
  • Honorable Mention, The Years Best Fantasy and Horror, “Tales for Children” (2008)
  • Commended, The Snapshot Press Haiku Collection Competition (2006)
  • Leonard Trawick Scholarship in Creative Writing (2004)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Children, LGBTQ, Homelessness, Illness/Wellness, Mental Health, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Disability, Incarcerated individuals, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Cleveland, OH
Raised in: 
Cleveland, OH
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Last update: Feb 20, 2019