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Author: Joel Bettridge

Joel Bettridge is the author of four books of poetry: LIGATURES (Dos Madres Press, 2019), THE PUBLIC LIFE OF CHEMISTRY (The Cultural Society, 2018), PRESOCRATIC BLUES (Chax Press, 2009), and THAT ABRUPT HERE (The Cultural Society, 2007). He is also the author of the two critical studies Avant-Garde Pieties: Aesthetics, Race, and the Renewal of Innovative Poetics (Routledge, 2018) and Reading as Belief: Language Writing, Poetics, Faith (Palgrave, 2009). He co-edited, with Eric Selinger, Ronald Johnson: Life and Works (The National Poetry Foundation, 2008). He is Professor of English at Portland State University.

Ligatures
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Ligatures

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. "Alchemist, botanist, and reluctant prophet, Joel Bettridge comes to us announcing that 'We love what they call fantastic and heretic.' And it's true: in these insistent litanies, suffused with code-switching and historical synchronicities, ...

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PRESOCRATIC BLUES
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PRESOCRATIC BLUES

Chax Press

Poetry. "In PRESOCRATIC BLUES the presocratics walk among us, obsessed with the everyday: the rain, the bar, the blues. And the poems that result are full of correspondence, of discovery in the Spicerian sense. These are poems that remind us that be...

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The Public Life of Chemistry
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The Public Life of Chemistry

The Cultural Society

Poetry. "Dialogue and uncertainty seem to be in short supply these days, but Joel Bettridge's THE PUBLIC LIFE OF CHEMISTRY aims to rehabilitate them. A series of letters to and from poet friends structures his book and creates an approach to knowled...

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That Abrupt Here
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That Abrupt Here

The Cultural Society

Poetry. "In THAT ABRUPT HERE Joel Bettridge proposes an entirely tender yet radical new imagination of the elegy: i.e., a blessing underway; a ceremony in wandering search of its proper and beloved lost occasion. In the deep-root meaning of the word...

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