Eastern Michigan University
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Joe Sacksteder

Part-time Lecturer

Joe Sacksteder Office: Probably Eagle Cafe in Pray-Harrold for the summer

Summer 2014 / Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 1:00 PM



MA, Creative Writing, Eastern Michigan University, 2011
BA, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN, 2005

Interests and Expertise

Fiction, poetry, cross-genre/hybrid forms, sound poetry, video, music composition, songwriting, screenplay, book reviews. Areas of particular interest are the films of Werner Herzog, the music of Nick Cave, the poetry of Muriel Rukeyser, and incarceration (I also teach a class at the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility).


ENGL/WRTG120: Composition I: Writing the College Experience
ENGL/WRTG121: Composition II: Researching the Public Experience

CRTW201: Introduction to Creative Writing

Recent Publications and Presentations

My stories, poetry, and everything in between have appeared in journals such as Passages North, The Literary Review, Hobart Online, Fourteen Hills, Booth, Rio Grande Review, Mississippi Review, Sleeping Fish, Passages North, The Collagist, Midwestern Gothic, Hawaii Review, and Big Muddy. One of my stories was chosen by Caitlin Horrocks as the winner of the 2013 Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters Fiction Contest. I contribute book and film reviews to places like htmlgiant.com, Tarpaulin Sky, Puerto del Sol, The Rumpus, Rain Taxi, and New Orleans Review. My album of Werner Herzog sound poems will be released by Punctum Records in 2014.

Alas, Summer 2014 is my last at EMU! I'm off to the University of Utah in the fall to pursue my PhD in English / Creative Writing.