Joe Bonomo

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General Information

Name: Joe Bonomo

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Poetry

Born: Wheaton, Maryland






Illinois Connection

Bonomo resides in DeKalb, Illinois and has been an English professor at Northern Illinois University since 1995.

Biographical and Professional Information

Joe Bonomo is a poet, essayist and rock and roll writer. He was born and raised in suburban Washington, D.C.; graduating from the University of Maryland. His masters and PhD were earned from Ohio University.

His personal essays and poems have appeared in numerous print and online journals and magazines. Along with his books listed below, Bonomo also edited, Conversations with Greil Marcus.

Published Works

  • Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones, America's Garage Band, Continuum, 2007
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found, Continuum, 2008
  • Installations, Penguin, 2008
  • AC DC's Highway To Hell (33 1/3), Continuum, 2010
  • This Must Be Where My Obsession With Infinity Began, Orphan Press, 2013

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones, America's Garage Band

ISBN: 0826428460
Release Date: 2007-09-01

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Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found

ISBN: 0826429661
Release Date: 2009-11-01

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Installations (National Poetry Series)

ISBN: 014311395X
Release Date: 2008-07-01

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AC DC's Highway To Hell (33 1/3)

ISBN: 1441190287
Release Date: 2010-05-06

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Literary Awards

Bonomo is a recipient of fellowship awards in both prose and poetry from the Illinois Arts Council.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Joe Bonomo on WorldCat

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