is a two-time winner of a Los Angeles Press Club Award. His nonfiction has appeared in many
publications including the San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, Los Angeles Times Claremont-Upland Voice,
LATIMES.com, Poets & Writers Magazine, and elsewhere. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in
Passages North, The Dos Passos Review, Southern Indiana Review, Zone 3, and the Connecticut Review.
He has taught writing at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and Kingsborough Community College. He
lives and works in Los Angeles. You can reach him at JoeWoodward5@hotmail.com
"JoeWoodward gives us an invaluable guide to the difficult life of the mysterious and great
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-- Honor Moore, Author of The Bishop's Daughter