Joseph Stanton’s books of poems include A Field Guide to the Wildlife of Suburban O'ahu (2006), Cardinal Points: Poems on St. Louis Cardinals Baseball (2002), Imaginary Museum: Poems on Art (1999), and What the Kite Thinks (1994). His poems have appeared in such journals as Poetry, Poetry East, Harvard Review, Aethlon, Ekphrasis, and New York Quarterly. Online his poems can be found at such sites as American Life in Poetry, The Cortland Review, The Endicott Studio, Vice-Versa, and Poetry Bay. His awards include the Cades Award for Literature, the Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for Excellence in Literature, and the Tony Quagliano International Poetry Award. His scholarly work has appeared in such places as Art Criticism, Journal of American Culture, American Art, Children’s Literature, The Lion and the Unicorn, and Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. His most recent nonfiction books are Musings of Mystery and Alphabets of Agony: The Works of Edward Gorey (2010), Stan Musial: A Biography (2007), and The Important Books: Children’s Picture Books as Art and Literature (2005). His works as an editor include The Quietest Singing (2000), A Hawai'i Anthology (1997) , and British & European Literatures (1983). With the exception of various stays in the New York City area, he has lived in Hawai'i since 1972. His Ph.D. is from New York University. He is a Professor at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa where he teaches in the Art History and American Studies programs.
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