Joseph Rathgeber

Joseph Rathgeber is an author, poet, and high school English teacher from New Jersey. His short stories and poems have appeared in The Literary Review, Fourteen Hills, Borderlands, J Journal: New Writing on Justice, North Dakota Quarterly, Salamander, Ellipsis, and elsewhere.  His story collection is The Abridged Autobiography of Yousef R. and Other Stories (ELJ Publications, 2014). He is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, received a 2014 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and has been awarded a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship.