About Joe Pan

Joe Pan grew up along the Space Coast of Florida and attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut poetry book, Autobiomythography & Gallery, was named “Best First Book of the Year” by Coldfront magazine. His work has appeared in such places as Artworld, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Greensboro Review, Glimmer Train, and The New York Times. He is the founder of Brooklyn Arts Press, an independent publishing house, and lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

“The Poem” – New pamphlet out from Greying Ghost Press


Got a buck? Then you can grab a new pamphlet of my poem “The Poem,” released by Greying Ghost Press.

From their description: “Not just The Poem but Thee Poem. One that featured both the “pained cry from the city’s boiling vortex” and “the lone cricket barking from a rusted Buick.” If you say ‘Damn!” to that, you would be well within your right.

Quartered 8.5×14 laser printed pamphlet available individually or free with purchase of one of our chapbooks! If you own or know of a shop which would like to carry our pamphlets feel free to contact us!”

Final Conference for Infinite Record



For the past 2 years, I’ve been attending conferences all over northeast Europe, in celebration of the work of 3 artists, where academics, artists, & writers showcase their own work or speak to one idea or another in relation to the art/act of archiving. This was the final conference, held at MIT in Boston. The others were held at the Norwegian Theatre Academy, York-St John in England, & Kiel University in Germany. The artists were Wen Hui, a dance choreographer/performer/installation artist who I spent a nice cold day walking a short Norwegian coastline with, Arnold Dreyblatt, a composer/installation artist who set a short work on some folks in Kiel, having us read from strange texts in a verbal/voice-musical/light installation work, & finally dancer/theorist/director Louise Höjer, who is a collaborator with artist Tino Sehgal.

In 2015, in conjunction with NTA, I’ll be publishing a book on these adventures, a compilation of works by some of those people who attended the conferences & found they had something to contribute to the idea of archiving, this idea of a record being kept. There was an amazing array of speakers & artists at these conferences–Claire Hind, Gary Winter, Jay Scheib, Anna Kohler, Petra Meyer, Josh Lubin-Levy, Ingrid Jungermann–along with Karmenlara Ely & Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann, who are responsible for envisioning this project after reading Ivetta Gerasimchuk’s now famous essay, “The Dictionary of Winds.”

I’ll update this site when it becomes available.

“Hiccups” to be published by Augury Books in 2015

I was in LA this past week when I opened my inbox to a terrific email from Kate at Augury Books informing me that they wanted to publish my book of short poems, Hiccups, in May of 2015.

The book is a basically a love letter/travelogue broken into 250 short poems.

I’ll update the site as more information becomes available.

Now I’m just trying to find a good author photo, which is proving difficult but entertaining.


Acting debut on “F to 7th”

I’m on internet TV!

Check out this first episode of the second season of Ingrid Jungermann’s “F to 7th,” a homonuerotic series of webisodes, where I play a Jehovah’s Witness beside across from Annette O’Toole. If you haven’t watched season 1, I highly recommend it…



Hyperallergic Poetry Reading Series

I’m proud to be announcing the Hyperallergic Poetry Reading Series, in which I will be choosing interesting locations for readings by poets published in Hyperallergic. The inaugural reading will be hosted by Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, with readesrs Joanna Fuhrman, Dan Magers, Debora Kuan, & Ana Božičević.

I wrote a Hyperallergic piece about taking on the job as Poetry Editor, with a bit of social history & a smidgen of ars poetica.


Yes, after receiving many requests, we’ve opened ourselves up to submissions. You can email 3-5 poems in a pdf or doc to poetry (at) hyperallergic.com.


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