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Full Name: Dr John F Roche Jr
Biography:
John F. Roche is an Associate Professor of English at Rochester Institute of Technology, and currently Associate Chair of his department. Dr. Roche advises the award-winning campus literary magazine, Signatures, and teaches a variety of literature and creative writing classes. He earned a PhD from SUNY Buffalo where he studied with Robert Creeley, and an M.A. from University College Dublin. Dr. Roche is active in the WNY poetry scene and also sits on the Board of BOA Editions, one of the nation's leading non-profit poetry presses. His full-length poetry collections Topicalities (2008) and On Conesus (2005) are available from FootHills Publishing (Kanona, NY), He also edited the collection Uncensored Songs for Sam Abrams (Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn, 2008) and recently co-edited, with Patricia Roth Schwartz, an anthology of poetry by inmates at Auburn Prison called Doing Time to Cleanse My Mind (FootHills Publishing, 2009). His poems have appeared in magazines like Yellow Medicine Review, Flurb, House Organ, Rootdrinker, Big Bridge, Jack Magazine, Interim, Intent, Coe Review, Wood Coin, The Woodstock Journal, and The Burning World, and in the anthologies Listening to the Silence and Knocking on Water.
Circuit Writer Information:
Category: N.Y.S.
Travel Range: Anywhere, with sufficient notice.
Transportation: Car or plane or train.
Dates Available: Flexible.
Fees: Negotiable.
Contact Information: Email: jfrgla@rit.edu
Author's Timeline:
2008 Steuben County
Topicalities
(Pub: FootHills Publishing, Kanona, New York. ISBN: 978-0-941053-69-3)
Poetry collection. 
2005 Steuben County
On Conesus
(Pub: FootHills Publishing, Kanona, New York. ISBN: 0-941053-57-1)
Poetry collection. 
2010 Monroe County
John F. Roche is an Associate Professor of English at Rochester Institute of Technology, and currently Associate Chair of his department.  

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