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University Hall 5015
(205) 975-5831

Research and Teaching Interests: Creative writing, world literature, composition, community arts

Office Hours: By appointment

Joseph P. Wood is the author of four books and five chapbooks of poetry, which include YOU. (Etruscan, 2015) and Broken Cage (Brooklyn Arts, 2014; finalist for 2013 National Poetry Series).

His work has appeared widely, in journals such as Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, North American Review, and Verse Daily, among others. At UAB, he teaches world literature, creative writing, and composition, and oversees the Creative Writing club.

  • Recent Courses
    • Composition
    • World Literature
    • Beginning Poetry Workshop
    • Special Topics courses
  • Select Publications


    • YOU. (Etruscan Press, Spring 2015).
    • Broken Cage (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2014). Finalist for 2013 National Poetry Series.
    • Fold of the Map (Salmon Publishing, 2014).

    Selected Journals and 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.
  • Academic Distinctions and Professional Societies
    • 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