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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Jacob  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: Chicago, Illinois


-- John Jacob on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=john+jacob

E-Mail: -- jjacob4@sbcglobal.net


Illinois Connection

Jacob is an Assistant Professor of English at Loyola University in Chicago. He lives in Oak Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Jacob has had his own collections of both poetry and prose published, starting with his father taking John’s early work to the printer when his son was about 15. So, when Jacob started college he was already familiar with the small press movement. He was the editor and publisher of his own magazine and soon was printing other people’s work. The Small Press Review, a bimonthly, folded only recently after half a century reviewing books of the avant-garde.

After issue number eight, he became a regular contributor. Besides being publicly recognized in several projects related to the new poets and poetry, he has been an English teacher at Northwestern and Loyola University. His work has been published in Chicago Magazine, Mississippi Review, Partisan Review, Poetry and TriQuarterly.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Hungers /
ISBN: 0941363384. OCLC Number: 33944349

Lake Shore Pub.,. .

Long ride back.
ISBN: 0552993522. OCLC Number: 20996588

Black Swan,. .

Night of the dolphin
ISBN: 0974955000. OCLC Number: 62596392

D'Cypher Press,. .

The light fandango /
ISBN: 096146447x. OCLC Number: 19086194

Another Chicago Press ;. .

Wooden Indian :
ISBN: 0914974459. OCLC Number: 14719056

Holmgangers Press,. .

Additional Title Information

  • Scattered, Selected Poems

    , Wine Press, 1979

  • Hawk Spin

    , Pentagram Press, 1983

  • Summerbrook

    , Spoon River Poetry Press, 1983

  • Wooden Indian

    , Kestrel Editons, 1987

  • Hungers

    , Lake Shore Publishing, 1995

  • The Light Fandango

    , Another Chicago Press, 1988

  • Long Ride Back

    , Thunder`s Mouth Press, 1988

    Hungers, Lake Shore Publishing, 1995 Every Day I Got the Blues, Small Poetry Press, 1999 Night of the Dolphin, O'Cypher Press, 2004


    Awards

    Carl Sandburg Award for Scattered, Selected Poems, 1980

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)