Of Poetry

A conversation with Amorak Huey, author of Dad Jokes from Late in the Patriarchy (Sundress Publications, 2021).

Show Notes

Read: Amorak Huey's poem "CHILDHOOD GOES KALEIDOSCOPE, KALEIDOSCOPE, KALEIDOSCOPE, GUN" at American Poetry Review

Amorak Huey is a poet and professor, a writer and sometime journalist, a decent dad and a mediocre slow-pitch softball player. He pronounces his first name uh-MOR-ack.
Amorak is author of four poetry collections: Dad Jokes from Late in the Patriarchy (Sundress Publications, 2021); Boom Box (Sundress Publications, 2019); Seducing the Asparagus Queen (Cloudbank Books, 2018), winner of the Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize; and Ha Ha Ha Thump (Sundress Publications, 2015), as well as as two poetry chapbooks: The Insomniac Circus (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2014) and A Map of the Farm Three Miles from the End of Happy Hollow Road (Porkbelly Press, 2016). In addition, he is co-author, with W. Todd Kaneko, of the textbook Poetry: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology, published by Bloomsbury Academic in January 2018, and the poetry chapbook Slash / Slash (Diode Editions, 2021). 

Purchase: Dad Jokes from Late in the Patriarchy (Sundress Publications, 2021).

What is Of Poetry?

Kitchen table conversations with poets, hosted by Han VanderHart.