Associate Professor

Educational Background
PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MA, Baylor University

Interests and Specializations
Southern Literature, American Literature, British Romanticism, American Transcendentalism, Contemporary Poetry, Appalachian Literature, The Personal Essay, Gender Studies, Psychoanalytic Theory, Narratology, Post-Colonial Theory, Poststructuralism and Discourse Theory.

Joel Peckham has published nine collections of poetry and nonfiction, most recently Bone Music (SFAU), MUCH (UnCollected Press), Body Memory (New Rivers), and the spoken word LP, Still Running: Words and Music by Joel Peckham (EAT poems). His new and selected poems, Any Moonwalker Can Tell You is forthcoming from SFAU in the late spring of 2024. WIth Robert Vivian, he also co-edited the anthology, Wild Gods: The Ecstatic in Contemporary Poetry and Prose. He is an Associate Professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Marshall University.