Joshua Mehigan’s first book, The Optimist (Ohio UP, 2004), was a finalist for the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His second book, Accepting the Disaster, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2014.
Born in upstate New York in 1969, he has lived for the past twenty years in New York City, where he currently works as a teaching fellow at Brooklyn College.
Mehigan’s poems have appeared in many periodicals, including The New Yorker, Poetry, The Paris Review, and The New York Times.
He was awarded Poetry magazine’s 2011 Editors Prize for best feature article of the year, and was the recipient, also in 2011, of a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.