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Joseph Stanton is a Professor of Art History and American Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and a widely published poet.
Joseph Charles Stanton, born February 4, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri, is a poet and a scholar who teaches art history and American studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa where he is a professor. He has published extensively on American art, literature, and culture. One of his special areas of work concerns the intersection of the visual and literary arts. His essays on image-word topics have been appeared in such journals as Art Criticism, American Art, Journal of American Culture, Harvard Library Bulletin, The Lion and the Unicorn, Soundings, Children’s Literature, and Michigan Quarterly Review.
As an art historian, Stanton has published essays on Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Maurice Sendak, Chris Van Allsburg, and many other artists. He has been working for many years on a book on Winslow Homer.
Joseph Stanton’s books of poems include A Field Guide to the Wildlife of Suburban O‘ahu, Cardinal Points, Imaginary Museum: Poems on Art, and What the Kite Thinks. He has published more than 300 poems in such journals as Poetry, Harvard Review, Poetry East, The Cortland Review, Ekphrasis, Bamboo Ridge, Elysian Fields Quarterly, Endicott Studio’s Journal of the Mythic Arts, and New York Quarterly. In 2007, Ted Kooser selected one of Stanton’s poems for his “American Life in Poetry” column. Under the guidance of Makoto Ooka, he participated with Wing Tek Lum and others in the collaborative renshi poem What the Kite Thinks.
In one of his recent books, The Important Books: Children’s Picture Books as Art and Literature, he examines the picture-books of such artist-writers as Maurice Sendak, Chris Van Allsburg, Arnold Lobel, and William Joyce. His new book, Looking for Edward Gorey, is the culmination of his many years of research into all things Gorey. His other books include Imaginary Museum: Poems on Art, A Field Guide to the Wildlife of Suburban O‘ahu: Poems, Cardinal Points: Poems on St. Louis Cardinals Baseball, What the Kite Thinks: A Linked Poem, Stan Musial: A Biography, and A Hawai‘i Anthology.
Awards and honors
Stanton has edited A Hawai‘i Anthology, which won a Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award for excellence in literature. Two of his other books have won honorable mention Ka Palapala Po‘okela Awards.
In 1997, Stanton received the Cades Award for his contributions to the literature of Hawai‘i. In 2010, Stanton received the Tony Quagliano International Poetry Award from the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities.
Poems selected for anniversary ("best of") anthologies: Poetry East (2000), Hawai‘i Pacific Review (1998), Long Island Quarterly (1997, 1994), Bamboo Ridge (1986), First Place, Hawai‘i Pacific Review Poetry Contest, 1995.
One of the winners of the Poetry on the Bus Competition, sponsored by the Arts Council of Hawai‘i and the City of Honolulu, 1988.
- A Field Guide to the Wildlife of Suburban O'ahu, Time Being Books, 2006
- Cardinal Points: Poems on St. Louis Cardinals Baseball, McFarland and Company, 2002
- Imaginary Museum: Poems on Art, Time Being Books, 1999
- What the Kite Thinks: A Linked Poem by Ooka Makoto, Wing Tek Lum, Joseph Stanton, and Jean Yamasaki Toyama, University of Hawai‘i, 1994
Anthologies and Collections
- Best of Bamboo Ridge
- Collecting Life: Poets on Objects Known and Imagined edited by Madelyn Garner and Andrea Watson, 2010
- Troll’s-Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales, ed. by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Viking-Penguin, 2009
- Paumanok: Poems and Pictures of Long Island, ed. By Kathaleen Donnelly, Cross-Cultural Communications, 2009
- We Go Eat: A Mixed Plate from Hawai'i’s Food Culture, ed. Craig Howes and Susan Yim, 2008
- Honolulu Stories, ed. Gavan Daws, 2008
- Sinatra:...but buddy, I'm kind of a poem, ed. Gilbert L. Gigliotti. Washington D.C.: Entasis Press, 2007
- "Gondola Signore Gondola": Venezia nella poesia americana del Novecento, ed. and trans. Mamoli Zorzi Rosella. Venice: Supernova Edizioni, 2007
- Mona Poetica: A Poetry Anthology, ed. Diane DeCillis and Mary Jo Gillet, 2005
- Line Drives: 100 Contemporary Baseball Poems, ed. Brook Horvath and Tim Wiles, 2001
- Of Frogs and Toads: Poems and Short Prose Pieces Featuring Amphibians, 1998
- Fire in the Sea, ed. Sue Cowing, 1996
- Dumb Beautiful Ministers, ed. William Heyen. Northport, NY: Birnham Wood Graphics, 1996.
- In Autumn: A Collection of Long Island Poetry, ed. George Wallace. Northport,NY: Birnham Wood Press, 1994
- Looking for Edward Gorey, University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery, 2011
- Stan Musial: A Biography, Greenwood Press, 2007
- The Important Books: Children's Picture Books as Art and Literature, Scarecrow Press, 2005
- The Quietest Singing, edited by Darrell H. Y. Lum, Joseph Stanton, Estelle Enoki, University of Hawai‘i Press, 2000
- A Hawai'i Anthology, University of Hawai‘i Press, 1997
- The Ten Rules of Fishing, edited by Joseph Stanton and James Harstad. Bamboo Ridge Press, 1985
- Kunstpedia entry on Joseph Stanton
- Time Being Books page for Joseph Stanton's publications
- Bamboo Ridge contributor list for Joseph Stanton
- UH professor mixes poetry, baseball in his new book
- Catcher in the Wry: Baseball Poems
- Our forever pastime
- Review of Abraxas, Vol. 47, 2010
Joseph Stanton's work online
- The Space-Time Continuum and The Slow Eye of Stan The Man
- Playing at Cartwright Field, Honolulu
- Jackie Robinson Stealing Home
- The Early Youth of Babe Ruth
- Five Poems on Baseball Art
- Baseball Is For All Seasons
Poems about Hawai'i
Poems on Art
Fairy Tale Poems
- Collection of Fairy Tale poems on Endicott Studio Journal of Mythic Arts