Joseph Earl Thomas

Anisfield-Wolf Fellow | Cleveland State University

About Joseph Earl Thomas

Joseph Earl Thomas is a writer from Frankford whose memoir Sink was published by Grand Central in 2023. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in VQRN+1Gulf CoastThe Offing, and The Kenyon Review. He has an MFA in prose from the University of Notre Dame and is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania. He has received fellowships from Fulbright, VONA, Tin House, Kimbilio, & Breadloaf, though he is now the Anisfield-Wolf Fellow in Writing and Publishing at the CSU Poetry Center. He’s writing the novel God Bless You, Otis Spunkmeyer, and a collection of stories: Leviathan Beach, among other oddities. He is also an associate faculty member at The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, as well as Director of Programs at Blue Stoop, a literary hub for Philly writers.