Joel Bettridge is the author of three books of poetry, THAT ABRUPT HERE, PRESOCRATIC BLUES (Chax Press, 2009), and THE PUBLIC LIFE OF CHEMISTRY, as well as the critical study, Reading as Belief: Language Writing, Poetics, Faith (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). He co-edited, with Eric Selinger, RONALD JOHNSON: LIFE AND WORKS (National Poetry Foundation, 2008). Currently he is an Assistant Professor of English at Portland State University. Mr. Betteridge is available for readings and events, and review copies of his book are available upon request. Email for inquiry or press materials via the address or link here.