Joseph Scapellato is an Assistant Professor of English in the Creative Writing Program at Bucknell University. He is the author of the story collection Big Lonesome.
Peter Markus’s Inside My Pencil: Teaching Poetry in Detroit Public SchoolsBy Joseph Scapellato
Inside My Pencil: Teaching Poetry in Detroit Public Schools, Peter Markus’s teaching memoir, is warm, patient, and wise—an enchanting “how-to” sparkling with pedagogical gems. The book follows Markus as he teaches poetry for InsideOut Literary Arts Project, a nonprofit program that brings arts education to inner city Detroit elementary school students.
DAVID PEAK with Joseph Scapellato
David is a prolific writer. What I find incredibly impressive, though, is how he continues to write many different kinds of books—novels, story collections, poetry collections, and even a critical tract on the philosophy of horror.
Matt Bell with Joseph Scapellato
Appleseed is that most impossible of combinations: it is simultaneously a page-turner and a page-lingererit gives equal weight and power to narrative speed, thematic depth, character relationships, and immersive language.
Dana Diehl and Melissa Goodrich with Joseph ScapellatoBy Joseph Scapellato
I recently had the chance to see Dana Diehl and Melissa Goodrich stand side-by-side on a stage and read from their collaboratively written story collection, The Classroom. They tag-teamed their way through The Boy Who Arrives in a Box, the books first story, taking turns reading the words that theyd composed together, transitioning with grace and trust and happiness. What was on display, I felt, was the special connection that it takes to write a daring book together.
Caitlin Horrocks with Joseph ScapellatoBy Joseph Scapellato
Ive never met Caitlin Horrocks in personmore than once, weve almost met. Even so, I know her well enough to understand that in addition to being a celebrated top-notch writer of fiction, shes also a deeply beloved member of the writing communitya dedicated teacher, advocate, and literary citizen.