Joe Milazzo

Joe Milazzo - Editor

Dallas, TX, USA

Joe Milazzo is a writer, editor, educator, and designer

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Overview

There are two Joe Milazzos.

The first is the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie and two full-length poetry collections: The Habiliments and Of All Places In This Place Of All Places. My writings have appeared in Black Clock, Black Warrior Review, BOMB, The Collagist, Prelude, Tammy, Texas Review, and elsewhere. In addition to co-curating the online interdisciplinary arts journal [out of nothing], I am an Associate Editor at Southwest Review, a Contributing Editor at Entropy, and the proprietor of Imipolex Press. I live and work in Dallas, TX, where I was born and raised.

The second is an award-winning content producer and editor with 15+ years of editorial, teaching, and marketing experience. I have extensive experience creating, editing, and consulting on content for all forms of media, including the web, magazines, books, audio, and video. In my career, I have honed well-developed skills leading projects, managing websites and blogs, maintaining databases, developing promotional strategies, and implementing search engine optimization. I am an innovative self-starter with outstanding communication skills and a demonstrated ability to pitch, create, and edit content for clients that drives significant conversions with a high return on investment (ROI).
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Design
History
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Poetry
Short Story
Themes & Motifs

Certifications

  • Hubspot Content Marketing Certified
  • Hubspot Social Media Certified

Work experience

Creative Director

Self-employed
March, 2017 – February, 2019 (almost 2 years)

Coordinated, assigned, edited and otherwise ensured the high quality of all content creation in an agency environment, serving clients across multiple industries.

Managed thousands of deliverables each month.

Managed a team of six employees and over 25 freelance content providers. Earned promotion from Senior Content Manager to Creative Director, April 2018.

Provided insight research and strategy and contributed to the development of new traditional and digital marketing products. Specifically, led the effort to enhance Belo and Company’s Native advertising offerings, contributed to that line of business achieving $1M in gross revenue in FY 2018.

In original position as Content Producer for Speakeasy (now Belo and Company), consulted on web content creation, SEO, and insight strategy for corporate and non-profit clients.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Crepuscule W/Nellie: a novel (#RECURRENT) (Volume 1)

Joe Milazzo

Joe Milazzo's debut novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie explores, via imagined as well as reimagined circumstances and incidents, the relationships between jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, his wife Nellie, and his patron and confidante, the Baroness Pannonica De Koenigswarter. A work of speculative historical fiction, Crepuscule W/ Nellie does not attempt historical accuracy. Neither is it an... read more

Joe Milazzo's debut novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie explores, via imagined as well as reimagined circumstances and incidents, the relationships between jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, his wife Nellie, and his patron and confidante, the Baroness Pannonica De Koenigswarter. A work of speculative historical fiction, Crepuscule W/ Nellie does not attempt historical accuracy. Neither is it an... read more

The Habiliments

Joe Milazzo

Poetry. An odd paradox underlies all of the poems in THE HABILIMENTS: the 'habiliments' or 'clothing' of the title refers simultaneously to dressing and stripping bare. The accoutrements, costumes, objects, and trappings in which we construct identity are woven into a tapestry of memory, dream, forgetting, and, ultimately, grief. Milazzo uses allusion, antimeria, neologisms, conversions, and l... read more

Poetry. An odd paradox underlies all of the poems in THE HABILIMENTS: the 'habiliments' or 'clothing' of the title refers simultaneously to dressing and stripping bare. The accoutrements, costumes, objects, and trappings in which we construct identity are woven into a tapestry of memory, dream, forgetting, and, ultimately, grief. Milazzo uses allusion, antimeria, neologisms, conversions, and l... read more

Of All Places In This Place Of All Places

Joe milazzo

Joe Milazzo has assembled a miraculously turbulent pattern language. Here, we feel the self as sentient weather, positioned to consider the spaces where individual perception, networked systems, and institutional power converge. More phenomenologist than flâneur, the perceiver in these poems insists on re-inhabiting 'the how / of feeling.' Each page folds in on itself with intimate acuity. Eri... read more

Joe Milazzo has assembled a miraculously turbulent pattern language. Here, we feel the self as sentient weather, positioned to consider the spaces where individual perception, networked systems, and institutional power converge. More phenomenologist than flâneur, the perceiver in these poems insists on re-inhabiting 'the how / of feeling.' Each page folds in on itself with intimate acuity. Eri... read more

theoretical perspectives on the substance preceding [nothing].: [out of nothing] #0

Various Authors, Bhanu Kapil, Maxi Kim, Ian M. McCarty, Nick Montfort, Gerard Olson, Vanessa Place, Shone One, Chris Sylvester, Tom Trudgeon, Laura A. Vena, Danielle Adair, Christine Wertheim, Jared Woodland, Maureen Alsop, Amina Cain & Jennifer Karmin, Laton Carter, John Cleary, Debra Di Blasi, Mark Ge, Nicholas Grider

[out of nothing] is an electronic publication featuring new works in image, sound, text and the digital arts, as well as works located at the intersections between these media. [out of nothing]is published in online installments as well as occasional print editions, on an irregular but roughly semiannual seasonal basis that nevertheless remains chronically TBD. Each issue is theme-based, and i... read more

[out of nothing] is an electronic publication featuring new works in image, sound, text and the digital arts, as well as works located at the intersections between these media. [out of nothing]is published in online installments as well as occasional print editions, on an irregular but roughly semiannual seasonal basis that nevertheless remains chronically TBD. Each issue is theme-based, and i... read more

They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing

Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. THEY SAID: A MULTI-GENRE ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY COLLABORATIVE WRITING includes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as hybridized forms that push the boundaries of concepts like "genre" and "author."Contributors to this anthology include:Kelli Russell Agodon, Nin Andrews, Elisa Gabbert, Ross Gay, Carol Guess, Carla Harryman, j/j hastain, Ly... read more

Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. THEY SAID: A MULTI-GENRE ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY COLLABORATIVE WRITING includes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as hybridized forms that push the boundaries of concepts like "genre" and "author."Contributors to this anthology include:Kelli Russell Agodon, Nin Andrews, Elisa Gabbert, Ross Gay, Carol Guess, Carla Harryman, j/j hastain, Ly... read more

The &NOW AWARDS 3: The Best Innovative Writing

This third volume of The &NOW AWARDS recognizes the hard-esthitting, most provocative, deadly serious, patently absurd, cutting-edge, avant-everything-and-nothing work from the years 2011 through 2013. The &NOW AWARDS series, edited by Davis Schneiderman, features writing as a contemporary art form—writing as it is practiced today by authors who conscious-ly treat their work as an art and as a... read more

This third volume of The &NOW AWARDS recognizes the hard-esthitting, most provocative, deadly serious, patently absurd, cutting-edge, avant-everything-and-nothing work from the years 2011 through 2013. The &NOW AWARDS series, edited by Davis Schneiderman, features writing as a contemporary art form—writing as it is practiced today by authors who conscious-ly treat their work as an art and as a... read more

The Division Of Cultural Signifiers: Texas (North Central) / California (Southern) (Imipolex Press Reprint Series) (Volume 1)

Dr. Emory Johnson

The Division Of Cultural Signifiers: Texas (North Central) / California (Southern). Text by Dr. Emory Johnson; Photograms by Tejas Kadamannaya Reprint; original edition limited to 100 hand-bound and numbered copies, signed by both the author and illustrator.

The Division Of Cultural Signifiers: Texas (North Central) / California (Southern). Text by Dr. Emory Johnson; Photograms by Tejas Kadamannaya Reprint; original edition limited to 100 hand-bound and numbered copies, signed by both the author and illustrator.

The Cumberland Refractions (Imipolex Press reprint Series) (Volume 2)

Emile Boerenjongen

The Cumberland Refractions by Emile Boerenjongen. Originally published in a limited edition of 25 copies; July 2013.

The Cumberland Refractions by Emile Boerenjongen. Originally published in a limited edition of 25 copies; July 2013.

Oft-Neglected Wars

Hyronamus Atchley

"When comparing the strengths of black arts programs of the various armies of the world, The Naør Federation and Tithium, in their zenith, were without peer. " A graduate of Mr. Leon’s School of Hair Design, Hieronymus Atchley is noted for his investigations into the whiskers of fighting men. His concise, seminal Shears of the Victorious, Shears of the Vanquished has been described as “…a thou... read more

"When comparing the strengths of black arts programs of the various armies of the world, The Naør Federation and Tithium, in their zenith, were without peer. " A graduate of Mr. Leon’s School of Hair Design, Hieronymus Atchley is noted for his investigations into the whiskers of fighting men. His concise, seminal Shears of the Victorious, Shears of the Vanquished has been described as “…a thou... read more

Get Excited M#th#rf#ck#r

Owen Merth

"That tingling sensation? It’s not going to stop..." Author Owen Merth is the author of Whatever Whenever Wherever (Nome Press) and is assistant music archivist at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Library in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife Megan and two albino pit bulls, Mary and Lulu.

"That tingling sensation? It’s not going to stop..." Author Owen Merth is the author of Whatever Whenever Wherever (Nome Press) and is assistant music archivist at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Library in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife Megan and two albino pit bulls, Mary and Lulu.

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