Bloomington, IN

joe.betz.ii@gmail.com


Education

University of Missouri-St. Louis

MFA  Creative Writing  2010

Ball State University

BA  English Studies - Linguistics  2008

 


Teaching Experience

Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington

Assistant Professor of English2013 -

Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington, Central Indiana

Adjunct Instructor of English2011 - 2013

Smarthinking, Inc.

E-Structor (Online Writing Tutor)  2011 -

Teaching Assistant Program in France - Nancy

Teaching Assistant2010 - 2011

Florissant Valley Community College - North St. Louis

Adjunct Instructor of English2009 - 2010

Institute of Reading Development

Seasonal Reading Teaching200920102012

University of Missouri - St. Louis

Writing Lab Assistant2008 - 2010

 


Awards and Nominations

Pushcart Prize

Nominee  "Summer Almanac" in Natural Bridge  2013

Indiana Review Poetry Prize

Semifinalist  2011

James Russell Grant Poetry Prize

Winner  University of Missouri-St. Louis  Judge Anonymous  2010

Laurence Goldstein Prize

Winner  Michigan University  Judge Paul Muldoon  2009

 


Conference Presentations

Betz, J. (2017, August). Avoiding Burnout. Presented at the Discipline Dialogue Day at Ivy Tech Community College. (Roundtable Session). Indianapolis, IN.

Betz, J. (2016, October). Before Burnout: Finding Fuel In and Out of The Classroom. Presented at the Two Year College English Association Midwest (TYCA) (Roundtable Session). St. Louis, MO.

Betz, J. (2014, October). Style shift: academic writing and the pedagogy of texting. Paper presented at the Midwest Popular and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) (Roundtable Session).  Indianapolis, IN.

Betz, J. (2014, September). Program design: apal.  Paper presented at the 33rd annual Research-to-Practice Conference (R2P) in Adult and Higher Education. Muncie IN.

Betz, J. (2014, September). Postmodern principles in practice. Paper will presented at the 33rd annual Research-to-Practice Conference (R2P) in Adult and Higher Education.  Muncie, IN.


Poetry Publications

The Paris-American

Learning to Curse

The Portland Review

Vernon

Winter Poem With a Family

How to Catch a Falling Pear 

The Gesture Meaning Now

The Columbia Review

Holiday Poem

The Broken Plate

Problems With Hands, Lips, and Snaps

Posey County

Swamp Ape Review

Listening to Sam Cooke on the Day After My Wedding Day

Route 7 Review

Roofs

Parks and Points Poetry

Clear Creek Trail

Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland

Orchard

Michigan Quarterly Review

Remembering the Prostitute in New York

(Republished on Poetry Daily 8/21/09)

Hayden's Ferry Review

Certain Punishments

Portage, Indiana

Emerson Review

Pitz, Patz, Putz

Idaho Grassbugs

blue skies poetry (Canada)

Beard Fields

Blue Earth Review

After Looking Up on a Fall Day, She Looks at You

In the Sloth You See Yourself and Hope Long

Walking by the Airport, I Think of When You Left

Berkeley Poetry Review

Tap My Defibrillator With Your Good Palm is a Type of Unspoken Love

Bellerive

Wall Street

Architrave Press

Birthday for Robert, October 28th

Anti-

On Seeing The Monuments and Names

 


Review Publications

Open Letters Monthly.  "Puerto Rico," by Alejandro Ventura.  March 1, 2013.  Online.

Open Letters Monthly.  "Goat In The Snow," by Emily Pettit.  October 1, 2012.  Online.  Highlighted on the Poetry Foundation's Harriet Blog blog October 3, 2012 

The Colorado Review.  "Anamnesis," by Lucy Ives.  October 7, 2010.  Online.


Volunteerism

The Bloomington Community Orchard

Volunteer

The Community Kitchen

Volunteer

Butler Park Community Garden

Garden Leader

Poetry Out Loud

Judge  Bloomington HS South


Active Memberships

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)

Midwest Popular and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)