Pen Name: None
Genres: Poetry, Fiction
Born: 1955 in Syracuse, New York
Steerage Press Website: http://www.steeragepress.com/
Email: Amato can be emailed through the "About Page" on his website.
Amato has taught writing and literature at Illinois State University in Normal since 2003.
Biographical and Professional Information
Joe Amato is an American writer best known for his poetry and his work in poetics. A licensed Professional Engineer in New York State, Amato spent seven years in industry working in various project engineering capacities before returning to graduate school. He holds degrees in mathematics and mechanical engineering from Syracuse University (B.S./B.S., 1976), and degrees in English from University at Albany (M.A., 1986, Doctor of Arts, 1989).
Amato is the author of nine books, including a memoir and two novels, and numerous essays and reviews. With his frequent writing partner, Kass Fleisher, he's written a full-length play and several screenplays (none of which have been produced to date). His prose, poetry and digital art have been published in Antennae, 88, Chain, Crayon, Jacket, Bombay Gin, Denver Quarterly, Los Angeles Review of Books, Mad Hatters’ Review, Mandorla, New American Writing, Postmodern Culture, MiPOesias, Notre Dame Review, Nineteenth Century Studies, Ragazine, Something on Paper, The Iowa Review, The Iowa Review Web, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Voices in Italian Americana and electronic book review. He's also the production manager at Steerage Press.
- Symptoms of a Finer Age,Viet Nam Generation and Burning Cities Press, 1994
- Bookend: Anatomies of a Virtual Self, SUNY Press, 1997
- Finger Exorcised, BlazeVOX Books, 2006
- Under Virga, Chax Press, 2006
- Industrial Poetics: Demo Tracks for a Mobile Culture, University of Iowa Press, 2006
- Pain Plus Thyme, Factory School, 2008
- Once and Engineer: A Song of the Salt City, SUNY Press, 2009
- Big Man with a Shovel, Steerage Press, 2011
- Samuel Taylor's Last Night, Dalkey Archive Press, 2014
Titles at Your Library
Symptoms of a Finer Age.
Release Date: 1994
Release Date: 2006-12-01
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Industrial Poetics: Demo Tracks for a Mobile Culture (Contemp North American Poetry)
Release Date: 2006-10-01
Pain Plus Thyme
Release Date: 2008-07-01
Big Man with a Shovel
Release Date: 2011-07-07
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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