Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Amato

Joe Amato

Instructional Assistant Professor

Office Address: STV 422 B
Office Phone: (309) 438-7787
Office Hours: MW 11:30-12:30
Virtual M-Sat 9:00-noon
Email: Contact Joe Amato (jamato2)
Website: Visit Joe Amato’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Teaching Interests:
Research Interests:

  • Poetry and poetics
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Fiction
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Creative writing pedagogy
     
Education:

Doctor of Arts, English, University at Albany, 1989
Master of Arts, English, University at Albany, 1986
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Syracuse University, 1976
B.S., Mathematics, Syracuse University, 1976
    Selected Publications:

    Big Man with a Shovel. Steerage Press, 2011.

    Once an Engineer: A Song of the Salt City. SUNY Press, 2009.

    Pain Plus Thyme. Factory School, 2008.

    Industrial Poetics: Demo Tracks for a Mobile Culture. University of Iowa Press, 2006.

    Under Virga. Chax Press, 2006.

    Finger Exorcised. BlazeVOX [books], 2006.

    Bookend: Anatomies of a Virtual Self. SUNY Press, 1997.

    Symptoms of a Finer Age. Viet Nam Generation and Burning Cities Press, 1994.

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