Heithaus, Joseph W. (Joe), Ph.D.
Professor of English and Coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program
Joseph Heithaus won the 2007 “Discovery”/The Nation Prize for a group of sonnets about poison plants that are now the central thread of his first book, Poison Sonnets (David Robert Books 2012). Professor Heithaus earned a Ph.D. and an M.F.A. from Indiana University and his poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals including The New York Times, Poetry, The Atlanta Review, The North American Review, The Southern Review, and Prairie Schooner. His poem “Indiana Flight” is etched in the stained glass mural of British artist Martin Donlin in the Indianapolis International Airport and wiith the other, so called, "airpoets", he's publshed Rivers, Rails, and Runways, and Airmail (San Francisco Bay Press 2008, 2011). His poem “What Grows Here” can be found painted on a barn just outside of Greencastle on West Walnut Street. He’s taught literature and writing at DePauw since 1996.