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John Poch

Poch, John


Ph.D. University of North Texas
Office: 312F
Email: john.poch@ttu.edu
Web: http://www.faculty.english.ttu.edu/poch

He was the Colgate University Creative Writing Fellow from 2000-2001 and was the 2007 Thornton Writer-in-Residence at Lynchburg College. His most recent book, Dolls, was released in September 2009 with Orchises Press.  Two Men Fighting with a Knife (Story Line Press 2008) won the Donald Justice Award. His first book, Poems, was published in January 2004 by Orchises Press and was a finalist for the PEN/Osterweil prize.  The Essential Hockey Haiku (a poetry/fiction collaboration with Chad Davidson) was published by St. Martin’s Press in Fall 2006.  A limited edition letterpress/art book, Ghost Towns of the Enchanted Circle was published by Flying Horse Editions in 2007. Poch was a recipient of the “Discovery”/The Nation Prize in 1998.    He is the editor of 32 Poems Magazine

Internet Poetry Site


Hockey Haiku


Two Men Fighting with a Knife


  • Series Editor: Vasser Miller Poetry Prize, UNT Press, 2008-Present



  • Dolls. Orchises Press, September 2009.
  • Two Men Fighting with a Knife. Story Line Press, 2008.
  • Ghost Towns of the Enchanted Circle. Flying Horse Editions, 2007. A limited edition letterpress/art book.
  • The Essential Hockey Haiku. (a poetry/fiction collaboration with Chad Davidson) St. Martin’s Press, 2006. 
  • Poems. Orchises Press, 2004. Finalist for the PEN/Osterweil prize. 



  • In Defense of the Fall. Trilobite Press, 2000.



  • Published poems in Ploughshares, Paris Review, The New Republic, Yale Review, New England Review, Southwest Review, Agni, and many other literary magazines


Internet Poetry Site



  • Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, 2007
  • Headlands Center for the Arts residency for poetry, May 2007
  • Lynchburg College Thornton Writer-in-Residence, Spring 2007
  • Howard Nemerov Fellow in Poetry. Sewanee Writer’s Conference, July 12-25, 2004
  • Texas Tech University Research Enhancement Fund Grant, 2004
  • Kate and George Kendall Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, 2000-01
  • Blue Mountain Center residency, July 2001
  • Saltonstall Foundation residency, June 2001
  • Colgate Creative Writing Fellowship, 2000-01
  • The Nation/Discovery Prize, 1998