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.Editor
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- Series Editor: Vasser Miller Poetry Prize, UNT Press, 2008-Present
- 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
- "John Poch," From the Fishouse: An Audio Archive of Emerging Poets.
- Fulbright Core Scholar at the University of Barcelona, 2014
- 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
- Fix Quiet. St. Augustine's Press, 2015.
- Longsuffering. 2015.
- 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.