painted, folded, planted, potted, filed, typed // 1996-2000 plant nursery worker $8.25/hr / rent? no // drilled, stacked, stocked, swept, washed, graded, input, transcribed, rung out, boxed, hauled, loaded, reported // 2001 summer intern, government $10/hr / rent? n // dumped, commented // Writer // Joe is the author of three collections of poetry: Someone’s Utopia, The Devotional Poems, and Pigafetta Is My Wife (Black Ocean 2013 & 2010). With Chad Hardy, he co-authored The Container Store Vols I & II (SpringGun 2012). With Cheryl Quimba, he co-authored May I Softly Walk (Poetry Crush 2014). With Ryan Kaveh Sheldon and Angela Veronica Wong, he participates in Hostile Books, a publishing collective dedicated to radical materiality // lesson planned, conferenced, copied, lectured, bleached, discussion-led // 2002 summer dishwasher, waiter, food prep $8/hr + tips / rent? n // wiped, sliced, baked, served // His poems have been translated into Dutch and he has done readings at universities, bars, squats and rivers in most of the 50 states as well as Canada and Washington, DC. // 2003 winter shipping plant worker $13/hr / rent? n // punched-in, pitched, searched, combed, sorted // 2003 portable sawmill operator $12/hr / rent? y // emailed, mailed, taxi-ed, wheelbarrowed, dried, scrubbed, received, counted out, called, took orders // 2004 industrial printing press $11.50/hr / rent? y // Teacher // Hall has taught community based creative writing workshops through the Worker Center in Buffalo and Just Buffalo Literary Center. He has a decade of university teaching experience including introductory, intermediate, and advanced creative writing workshops as well as environmental literature. // ordered, wiped down, served, listened, looked-up // 2004 production assistant $15/hr / rent? y // informed, admonished, ejected, welcomed, pruned, made change // 2004-2005 patent annuity payment specialist $30k/yr / rent? y // edged, sprayed, waited, downloaded, shredded, smiled, locked-up, fed // 2005-2007 graduate teaching assistant, $13k/yr / rent? y // watered // Researcher // In 2018, Hall received a PhD in Literature from the University at Buffalo, SUNY upon completion of his dissertation on liquid commons in eighteenth-century literature. The Journal of Post Colonial Studies published his article on figures of water and waste in Palestinian literature. He has another article forthcoming in Eighteenth-Century Fiction. // rolled, introduced, cling-wrapped, salted // 2008-2009 secretary $26k/yr / rent? y // butter ed, recommended, forwarded, chainsawed, triaged, netted, stomped // 2009 fall adjunct instructor $7k / rent? y // chucked, spread, converted, uploaded // 2010 spring adjunct in structor $8k / rent? y // saved, tallied, packed // 2010 summer unemployed / rent? n // responded, unpacked, set-up, broke-down // 2010 fall – 2012 spring adjunct instructor $12k / rent? y // handed out, collected // 2010 summer – 2012 summer sat tutor $100-200/week / rent? y // diagramed, called on // Bassist for Joyous Shrub, a 3 piece surf punk outfit. // fall 2012 – spring 2014 graduate teaching assistant $19k / rent? y // summers 2012 – 2014 precollege instructor $4k/one week / rent? n // fall 2015 graduate teaching assistant and adjunct instructor 50+ hrs/wk $25k / rent? y // spring 2016 adjunct instructor $7k / rent? y // summer 2016 unemployed / rent? y // fall 2016 fellowship $10k / rent? y // spring 2017 graduate teaching assistant $6500 / rent? y // summer – fall 2017 test proctor $17/hr (20 hrs) / rent? y // fall 2017 – spring 2018 worker center $20/hr (20 hrs) / rent? y // march 2018 nervous breakdown? // april – june 2018 unemployed / rent? y // june – dec 2018 bookstore $15.15/hr (20 hrs) / rent? y // aug – present library $21/hr (20-27 hrs/wk) / rent? y //
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