At the end of the end of Los Angeles

Joe Woodward

Joe Woodward is a native of California and currently lives in Claremont, California.  He is a four-time finalist and two-time winner of a Los Angeles Press Club Award.  His non-fiction has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, Poets & Writers Magazine and regularly in The Huffington Post.  His poetry and fiction has appeared in Carve, The Chariton Review, Passages North, Notre Dame Review, Zone 3 and elsewhere.

Joe received his BA in English at the University of Redlands and an MFA in English from Brooklyn College.  He is grateful to his teachers including Allen Ginsberg, L.S. Asekoff, Joan Larkin, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Ralph Angel, Bruce McAllister, and the many others. 

He can be reached at

Select Publications: 


Alive Inside the Wreck A Biography of Nathanael West -- O/R Books, NY


“I Have Never Been to Spain” — Brick, Winter 2020


“The Deer” — Soundings East

“Bird of Paradise” — Roanoke Review

“Ritual” — The Bookends Review

“There Were Signs” — Martin Lake Journal

“Monday, Late in the Day” — The Oakland Review

"Note to My Wife" -- The Chariton Review

"The Plum Tree" -- The Chariton Review

"A Dead Cedar Waxwing" -- Yellow Chair Review

"The Story of a Killing" -- Carve

"Late Sunday Evening" -- Carve

Short Fiction

"At the Airport" -- Peregrine

"The Season of Her Imagination" -- Passages North

"Salad Days" -- Notre Dame Review

"Crossings" -- Connecticut Review

"Viola" -- Lake Effects

"The Decemberists" -- Zone 3

"The Autopsy" -- Southern Indiana Review


"The Gun on the Table: Tobias Wolff -- Poets & Writers

"A Novelist's Inner Poet: Carol Muske Dukes -- Poets & Writers

"In Search of David Foster Wallace" -- Poets & Writers

"Welcome to Ellis Island: Bret Easton Ellis" -- Poets & Writers