Joel Bettridge is the author of two books of poetry, THAT ABRUPT HERE and PRESOCRATIC BLUES (Chax Press, 2009), 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.