Prior to joining the faculty at Ramapo College of New Jersey, James Hoch was a dishwasher, cook, dockworker, social worker and shepherd. His poems have appeared in Washington Post, American Poetry Review, Slate, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review and many others. His book, A Parade of Hands, won the Gerald Cable Award and was published in March 2003 by Silverfish Review Press. His second book, Miscreants, appeared in 2007 from WW Norton. He has received fellowships from the NEA(2007), Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers conferences, St Albans School for Boys, Summer Literary Seminars, and was the 2008 Resident Poet at The Frost Place and the 2008 Steinhardt Visiting Writer at Rutgers-Newark. He resides with his wife and sons in Garrison, NY and Seattle, WA.
Undergraduate discipline: Writing