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Joe Bonomo

Joe Bonomo

Associate Professor
Creative Nonfiction, Literary Nonfiction, 20th-century American Literature

Office: ZH 1010
Email: jbonomo@niu.edu 

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Ohio University
  • M.A. Ohio University

Professional Interests

  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Popular Culture

Selected Publications

  • Field Recordings from the Inside: Essays. Soft Skull Press, 2017
  • This Must Be Where My Obsession With Infinity Began: Essays. Orphan Press, 2013
  • Conversations With Greil Marcus. Literary Conversations Series, University Press of Mississippi, 2012
  • Highway to Hell. Bloomsbury, 33 1/3 Series, 2010.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found. Continuum, 2009.
  • Installations. Penguin, 2008. Winner, National Poetry Series.
  • Sweat: The Story of The Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band. Continuum, 2007

In the anthologies Brief Encounters: An Anthology of Short Nonfiction (W. W. Norton, 2015), How To Write About Music: Excerpts from the 33 1/3 Series, Magazines, Books and Blogs with Advice from Industry-leading Writers (Bloomsbury, 2015), and The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal, 2010)

Contact us

Northern Illinois University
Department of English
Reavis Hall, Room 215
DeKalb, IL 60115

815-753-0611
815-753-0606 (Fax)