JOSHUA EDWARDS                        

P.O. Box 786 / Marfa, TX 79843
castlesislands.com / architecturefortravelers.org
joshuablakeedwards@gmail.com

 

EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE

  • Director and Co-editor, Canarium Books, March 2007-ongoing
  • Independent Book Designer and Editor, June 2008-ongoing
  • Bookseller, Marfa Book Company, September 2014-ongoing
  • Faculty, US Poets In Mexico, December 2017-January 2018 
  • Visiting Artist and Instructor, California State University Summer Arts, June-July 2017
  • Poetry Consultant, Poetry Foundation, June 2008-January 2012
  • Instructor (Taiwan), Kaohsiung American School Summer Writing Program, June-July 2014
  • William Chace Lecturer, Stanford University, September 2011-May 2012 
  • Translation Editor, Mantis, Stanford University, September 2009-January 2012 
  • Instructor (Singapore), Stanford Education Program for Gifted Youth, June 2010 
  • English Instructor (China), English First, September 2008-July 2009
  • Director and Co-editor, The Canary, March 2002-March 2007
  • Instructor, Creative Writing, University of Michigan, September 2006-April 2007

EDUCATION

  • MFA, English (Creative Writing), University of Michigan, 2007
  • BA, International Studies and Religious Studies, University of Oregon, 2000

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • Cape Cod Modern House Trust Artist/Scholar Residency, May 2017 and May 2018
  • Fellowship, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany, October 2012-November 2013
  • Fellowship, Embassy of Foreign Artists, Switzerland, 2013 (declined due to schedule conflict)
  • Finalist, Bob Bush Memorial Award for Poetry, Texas Institute of Letters, 2012 
  • New American Poets Selection for Campeche, Poetry Society of America, 2011 
  • Finalist, Northern California Book Award for Poetry in Translation, 2011
  • Stegner Fellowship, Stanford University, September 2009-August 2011
  • Zoland Translation Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, August 2009
  • Fulbright Grant, Mexico, August 2007-June 2008
  • Meijer Award in Creative Writing, University of Michigan, 2007
  • International Institute Individual Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2007
  • Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, May-June 2004

BOOKS

  • Castles and Islands, collections of poems with photos (Liang Editions, 2016)
  • Architecture for Travelers, collection of poems with travelogue (Edition Solitude, 2014) 
  • Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa, photobook (Edition Solitude, 2014) 
  • Imperial Nostalgias, collection of poems w/ photos (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013)
  • Campeche, collection of poems [w/ photos by Van Edwards] (Noemi Press, 2011)
  • Ficticia by María Baranda, translation of poems from Spanish (Shearsman Books, 2010) 

ZINES

  • Formosa, photozine (self-published, 2015)
  • Giapan, photozine (Antler Press, 2014)

BOOKS (TRANSLATIONS INTO OTHER LANGUAGES)

  • Nostalgias Imperiales, translated into Spanish by Lucas Mertehikian (sur+, forthcoming) 
  • Architektur für Reisende, translated into German by Nicolai Kobus (Edition Solitude, 2014) 

COLLABORATIONS

  • Poem for arrangement/installation Projections 1-10, by composer Rob Mazurek (2014), performed at the Crowley Theater Annex (Marfa, Texas) and elsewhere
  • Three poems for the film The Story of a Different Thought, by artist Charlotte Moth (2014), screened at the Centre Pompidou (Paris, France), Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten (Marl, Germany), and elsewhere
  • Poem for the film Les Arques, by artist Charlotte Moth (2013), screened at Les Ateliers des Arques (Les Arques, France) and elsewhere
  • Text for the choral arrangement "travel," by composer Peter Jakober (2013)

EXHIBITIONS

  • Dos Elegías (solo), Chan da Pólvora (Santiago de Compostela, Spain), curated by Juan De Nieves, TBD
  • Castles and Islands (solo), University of Arizona Poetry Center (Tucson, Arizona), February-April 2017
  • Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa (solo), Galveston Artist Residency Gallery (Galveston, Texas), August-September 2015
  • Architecture for Travelers (solo), Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart, Germany), October-December 2014
  • Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa (solo), Marfa Book Company (Marfa, Texas), October-November 2014
  • Filter Photo Book Exhibition (group), Harrington College of Design (Chicago), September 2014
  • Architecture and . . . (group) , Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart, Germany), November 2013
  • Drawings, Sketches, and Scores (group), Akademie Schloss Solitude, June-July 2013 
  • Campeche (two-person), University of Houston Clear Lake Gallery, November 2011-January 2012 
  • The Lack of Desire (group), Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, January-April 2008

REVIEWS AND PRESS (SELECTED)

  • Kempf, Christopher. “Castles and Islands by Joshua Edwards," Tupelo Quarterly, November 3, 2016
  • Persinger, Tom. "Photobook Interview: Joshua Edwards, Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals . . ." f295, August 4, 2014
  • Hagerty, Michael. "Houston Matters." Interview with Joshua Edwards for Houston Public Radio, April 17, 2014
  • Liu, Timothy. "Review #27: 'Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa’ by Joshua Edwards'." Review in Coldfront, April 12, 2014
  • Vatner, Jonathan. "Architecture for Travelers." Article about Architecture for Travelers project and Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa in Poets & Writers, March/April 2014
  • Galehouse, Maggie. "Poet takes a long walk home." Article about Architecture for Travelers project and Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa in Houston Chronicle, January 20, 2014
  • Kempf, Christopher. "Imperial Nostalgias." Review of Imperial Nostalgias in Mantis #12, January 2014
  • Johnson, Tim. "Talk at Ten." Interview with Joshua Edwards for Marfa Public Radio, December 26, 2013
  • Abramowitz, Rachel. "Imperial Nostalgias." Review in Colorado Review, September 15, 2013
  • Turner, Bronwyn. "Walk this way: Islander to write poetry while hiking 700 miles from Galveston to new home." Article about Architecture for Travelers project in The Daily News (Galveston County), September 1, 2013
  • Tibbetts, Carleen. "Imperial Nostalgias by Joshua Edwards." Review of Imperial Nostalgias in The Rumpus, August 17, 2013
  • Alessandrelli, Jeff. "Briefly Noted." Review of Imperial Nostalgias in Prairie Schooner, June 7, 2013
  • Ebersole, John. "Imperial Nostalgias." Interview with Joshua Edwards for New Books in Poetry, December 26, 2013
  • "Imperial Nostalgias." Starred review of Imperial Nostalgias in Publishers Weekly, May 27, 2013
  • Brodeur, Michael Andor. "You Good Thing and Imperial Nostalgias." Review of Imperial Nostalgias in The Boston Globe, April 13, 2013
  • Pluecker, John. "There will be nothing left here but the sea." Review of Campeche in HTMLGIANT, September 6, 2011
  • Myers, Marcus. "Campeche." Review of Campeche in New Pages, June 1, 2011