An excerpt from Joe Doerr's latest book, The Salt Companion to John Matthias, has been featured on Poetry Daily. The excerpt, an essay by Herbert Leibowitz, editor of Parnassus, explores some of Matthias's many poems about music.
Read it here.
Doerr's book comes highly recommended by many contemporary literary critics including Marjorie Perloff who calls it a collection of "incisive essays on the particulars of Matthias's challenging poetry [that] make clear that what is needed today is a larger, more capacious conception of postmodern poetics, one that avoids the usual classifications so as to redraw the boundaries of the field."
Joe Doerr is a poet, musician, and essayist whose Order of the Ordinary was published by Salt in 2003. His poems, reviews, and criticism have appeared in numerous journals including Fifth Wednesday, Notre Dame Review, PN Review, and Stand. Doerr is also the singer and lyricist for the internationally acclaimed dystopic blues band Churchwood, and Assistant Professor of English Writing & Rhetoric at St. Edward’s University.