Assistant Professor
Humanities Building 207-B
(205) 975-5831

Research and Teaching Interests: Creative Writing, World Literature, American Literature, Composition, Literature and Film, Community Arts, Magazine and Book Publishing

Joseph Wood. Office Hours: By appointment

Joseph P. Wood is the author of four books and five chapbooks of poetry, which include YOU. (Etruscan, 2015), Broken Cage (Brooklyn Arts, 2014; finalist for 2013 National Poetry Series), and Fold of the Map (Salmon, 2014). His work has appeared widely, in journals such as Arts & Letters Daily, BOMB, Boston Review, Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Verse, and Verse Daily, among others. He has held residencies at Djerassi and Artcroft.

Before coming to UAB, Wood taught at both the University of Arizona and the University of Alabama. His interests include Creative Writing, World and American Literature, and Composition. In 2009, he co-founded Slash Pine Press, an undergraduate initiative in community arts and small publishing.

  • English Composition
  • Introduction to Literature
  • YOU. (Etruscan Press, forthcoming, Spring 2015).
  • Broken Cage (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2014). Finalist for 2013 National Poetry Series.
  • Fold of the Map (Salmon Publishing, 2014).
  • I & We (CW Books, WordTech Communications, 2010).
Chapbooks and Broadsides:
  • Gutter Catholic Love Song, Chapbook (Mitzvah Chaps, 2010).
  • Urgency, Mini-Chap (Cannibal Books, 2010).
  • Travel Writing, E-Chap (Scantily Clad Press, 2009).
Selected Journals, Poetry:
  • I am Ghost Brain,” Memorious 21 (2013).
  • “Birmingham,” Cincinnati Review 10 (No. 1, 2013): 35.
  • “A Hot Mess,” Denver Quarterly 47 (No. 4, 2013): 117-18.
  • Finalist, National Poetry Series, 2013
  • Residency at Artcroft Arts & Humanities Center, Spring 2009
  • Winner of Elixir Press Chapbook Poetry Prize, Summer 2005
  • Hannah S. and Samuel A. Cohn Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Djerrasi Resident Artists Program, Spring 2004