Joel Bettridge

Joel Bettridge is the author of four books of poetry, Ligatures (Dos Madres 2019), The Public Life of Chemistry (The Cultural Society 2018), Presocratic Blues (Chax 2009), and That Abrupt Here (The Cultural Society 2007), as well as two critical studies, Avant-Garde Pieties: Aesthetics, Race, and the Renewal of Innovative Poetics (Routledge 2018) and Reading as Belief: Language Writing, Poetics, Faith (Palgrave 2009). He co-edited Ronald Johnson: Life and Works (The National Poetry Foundation 2008). He is Professor of English at Portland State University.