Joe Hall is a teacher, poet, and critic pursuing a PhD in Literature at SUNY Buffalo. He is researching water, property, and commons in trans-Atlantic Restoration literature. His secondary research interest is Palestinian literature. He is the author of 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 runs Hostile Books. In 2015, The Journal of Post Colonial Studies published his article on figures of water and waste in Palestinian literature.