Joseph D. Haske attended Lake Superior State University, graduating summa cum laude with a BA in English in 1999. Since then, he has earned graduate degrees in English and Spanish from Bowling Green State University (and La Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara) and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Texas, Pan-American. He currently lives in Mission, Texas, serving as the English Department Chair at South Texas College in McAllen, Texas. In addition to his duties as Chair, he teaches composition, literature and creative writing courses.
Mr. Haske’s fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in publications such as Boulevard, Fiction International, The Texas Review, Southwestern American Literature, Alecart, Dark Sky and American Book Review. His work has also been featured in several anthologies and he was recently named a finalist for the Boulevard Emerging Writers competition. In December, 2011, he was interviewed, along with several other American writers, for a feature in the French magazine, Transfuge, and he has been published in various international venues in countries such as France, Romania, Canada and Mexico.
Haske is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and an active critic/scholar of contemporary literature. He is also the Book Review Editor for the Texas Review.