Josh Luckenbach


Josh Luckenbach

Josh Luckenbach is pursuing his PhD in English and Creative Writing at Texas Tech University. His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Nimrod International Journal, Nashville Review, Booth, Grist, and elsewhere. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas and his BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia where he graduated from the Area Program in Poetry Writing. He is the Web Editor and Designer for the Coalition for Community Writing.



“Finally the Whispering Pines Motel Burned”Nashville Review issue 27

“Eating the Tootsie Roll”Booth, July 2020

“February in Deep Melancholy” and “Morning”On the Seawall, February 2021

“After the Quarantine Ends” — Nimrod International Journal, Fall 2021 (Endings & Beginnings Issue, print)

“After Reading the News”Cumberland River Review, October 2021, Issue 10-4

“You’re Invited if You Come Out” — forthcoming in Grist


Hold by Bob HicokThe Arkansas International, 2018

Holy Moly Carry Me by Erika MeitnerThe Arkansas International, 2018

Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance by Fady JoudahThe Arkansas International, 2018

Wade in the Water by Tracy K. SmithThe Arkansas International, 2018

The Cataracts by Raymond McDanielThe Arkansas International, 2017


Interview with Fady JoudahThe Arkansas International, 2019


Certainty and Doubt (2018)

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Album Tracklist:

  1. By His Name
  2. Tired of Waiting
  3. What Might Be
  4. Repeat the Motion
  5. Mercy Song
  6. Grow Old
  7. Flood
  8. Doubt

Release Date: October 3, 2018

All songs written and performed by Josh Luckenbach.

Additional Musicians:
Kody Muhic — drums on tracks 1 & 2
Josh Rice — drums on track 4
David Brunson — fiddle on track 4
Emma Van Dyke — additional vocals on track 5

Special thanks to Philip Simpson, Jay Vipond, and Maddie Ward.

©2018 Josh Luckenbach. All rights reserved.

Live and Grow (2013)

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Ukulele Christmas (2012)

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