Joe Oestreich is the author of the memoir Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll, published in 2012 by Lyons Press. His second book, Lines of Scrimmage: A Story of Football, Race, and Redemption (co-written with Scott Pleasant), is forthcoming from the University Press of Mississippi.
Joe's essays have appeared in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Ninth Letter, Fourth Genre, The Normal School, and other magazines. He has been awarded a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, honored by The Atlantic Monthly, and shortlisted in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007, The Best American Essays 2008 and 2009, and The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses 2010 and 2014. As Coordinator of Graduate Study, Joe directs Coastal Carolina's M.A. in Writing Program. He is also the Nonfiction Editor of Waccamaw, CCU's online literary journal.