Jim Cocola

Nine Poets Walk Into An Institute of Technology (owner)

Nine poets walk into an institute of technology. If this sounds like a joke, that's by design, for in modern times there seems to be something funny about the poet who moves among technologists—not funny ha ha, but funny strange. And yet, in 1962-3, nine poets did walk into an institute of technology. And not just at any institute of technology, but a pre-eminent example of the type: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, more...

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Jim Cocola works as an Assistant Professor of Literature, Film, and Media in the Department of Humanities and Arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Worcester, Massachusetts, and has also served on the faculty of the Language and Thinking Program at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He received a high school diploma from Geneva High School, in Geneva, New York, an A.B. in History and Literature from Harvard College, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Virginia. His essays have appeared and are forthcoming in College English, College Literature, Discourse, the minnesota review, n+1, SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 and The Worcester Review. His honors include a research scholarship at The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico and a resident fellowship at the The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire.