Joseph Scapellato is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English.  He was born in the suburbs of Chicago, earned his MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at University of Houston.  His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Post Road, Gulf Coast, North American Review, Unsaid, Harper Perennial's anthology Forty Stories, and other places.  He is Blog Editor of The Collagist.

Educational Background

  • M.F.A., New Mexico State University

Teaching Interests

  • Creative Writing (fiction, short form fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction)
  • Contemporary literature
  • Mythology 

Current Projects and Research Interests

  • Currently at work on three short story collections: one about the myths of masculinity and the west; one about fables; and one about American presidents.

Selected Publications

"Life Story," Kenyon Review Online

"Father's Day," Post Road.

"Brown Boy," Puerto Del Sol.

"Poof," Harper Perennial's anthology Forty Stories.


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