Joe Heithaus

Joe  Heithaus Joseph Heithaus Associate Professor of English DePauw University EDUCATION Ph.D. in English, Indiana University, 1996 M.F.A. in Poetry, Indiana University, 1992 B.A. in English, State University of New York at Albany, 1985 PUBLICATIONS Rivers, Rails, and Runways co-written with the other “Airpoets”: Joyce Brinkman, Ruthelen Burns, Norbert Krapf and Jeannie Deeter Smith. Eleven of my poems appear in the book. San Francisco Bay Press, 2008 Prairie Schooner Spring 2009 “Mother’s Blood” and “Butcher’s Skin” Tipton Poetry Journal Fall 2008 “Flash Flood” DePauw Magazine Fall 2008/Winter 2009 “Ode to the New” New York Quarterly Number 64, 2008 “Venom” The Nation May 21 2007 “Green False Hellebore” as part of “Discovery”/The Nation Prize American Poetry Journal Summer/Fall 2006 “Cleave” and “Death Camass” Crab Creek Review Spring/Summer 2006 “Broken Sonnet” and “Ragwort” The Southern Review, Autumn 2005 “Forlorn” and “Patience” Maize 3, March 2004 “On a Study by Chagall” North American Review, January/February 2003 “Ruth” Clackamas Literary Review, Spring 2002 “The Elms” Poetry August 2002 “Foxglove,” “Bitter Nightshade,” “Monkshood,” and “Common Pokeweed, Pokeberry, Pokeroot, Inkberry, Poke” Ultimate Pavement Saw 7, 2002 “Aunt Consuelo’s Pain” and “Bijou” American Literary Review 11.2, 2000 “Southern Comfort” and “Stay in My Parents’ Dispute” The Wallace Stevens Journal, 1996 “Documentary on the Poet Wallace Stevens” The Second Set : The Jazz Poetry Anthology, volume 2. “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” Southern Poetry Review, 1994 "Paul's Poem" Antioch Review, 1992 “Butcher’s Son” New England Review, 1990 “People Under Water” as part of AWP Intro Award INSTALLATIONS AND COMMISSIONS Quezaltepeque, El Salvador -“Por Debajo” a translation of “Beneath” is painted on a mural on the town square with representative poems by four other Indiana poets who visited Quezaltepeque on a cultural exchange trip in October of 2009. Indiana Land Trust Exhibit -“Eastern Hemlock” was put on a broadside and displayed in in the Indianapolis Arts Center October and November of 2009 as part of “Nature Awakens Creativity” project, part of the Indianapolis Spirit & Place Festival, 2009. Indianapolis International Airport -“Indiana Flight” was one of five poems picked from over a thousand entries by the Writers Center of Indiana to appear on mural windows designed by glass artist Martin Donlin in the new terminal. “Indiana Flight” is at the end of Concourse B which opened in the fall of 2008. Indianapolis Museum of Art - Commissioned with other local poets to write poems about art at the museum in November of 2008 Inauguration of President Brian Casey DePauw University - Asked to write and recite a poem which became “Ode to the New” for the occasion in September of 2008 National Museum of Art and Sport - “Vestibule” based on Mervin Honig’s painting “Usher at Shea Stadium Queens”. Part of an exhibit on poetry and art installed for the winter of 2008-09 Putnam County Public Library - “Sanctuary” hangs in the reading room. It was commissioned for the centennial of the library in 2003. AWARDS and HONORS 2008/09-2011/12 University Professor, DePauw University 2007 “Discovery”/The Nation Prize for small manuscript of “Poison Sonnets” selected by Mark Jarman, Briget Pegeen Kelly, and Philis Levin. 2007 Finalist for New Issues Poetry Prize – “Before Your Name” 2006 Writers Center of Indiana for the Indianapolis Airport Authority for poem “Indiana Flight” 2006 Semi-finalist for the inaugural Zone 3 First Book Award – “Before Your Name” 2006 Finalist (one of three) for the American Poetry Journal Book Prize – “Before Your Name” 2006 Honorable mention (one of three) given for the 2006 Washington Prize – “Before Your Name” 2005 Finalist for the Margie/ Intuit House “First Poetry Book” Award Contest – “Before Your Name” 2004/5-2005/6 Peck Chair, Department of English, DePauw University 2002/3-2004/5 Faculty Fellowship, DePauw University 2000 “Discovery”/The Nation Poetry Prize, National Semifinalist 1995-96 Dissertation Year Fellowship, Indiana University Department of English 1994 William R. Parker Teaching Award for Outstanding Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Department of English. 1994 Who's Who Among American Teachers, 1992 Academy of American Poets Award, Indiana University 1991Elizabeth Myers Literature Merit Award, Poetry The National Society of Arts and Letters, Bloomington Chapter, 1990 Associated Writing Programs Intro Award, Poetry