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Joseph Scapellato is the author of the story collection BIG LONESOME (2017) and the novel THE MADE-UP MAN (2019).

His work appears in North American Review, Kenyon Review Online, Post Road, Unsaid, and other magazines, and has been anthologized in Gigantic Books' Gigantic Worlds and &NOW's Best Innovative Writing.

Joseph teaches as an assistant professor in the Creative Writing program at Bucknell University and lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife, daughter, and dog.

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The Made-Up Man

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Big Lonesome

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Pank 10

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"After the End came the Beginning. And in the Beginning, there were eight of us, then nine—that was me—a number that would only decrease. We found one another fleeing New York for the safer pastures of the countryside. We’
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A gritty and beautiful book, subversive, ecstatic, crushing, bolted together with clear-eyed compassion. A rust belt ode to the damage absorbed every day by blue collar men and women. HEAVY MACHINERY has humor and heartbreak, and on every page, tells ...more
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