Josh Luckenbach


Josh Luckenbach

Josh Luckenbach is a poet whose recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Southern Review, Shenandoah, NimrodNashville Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Grist, and elsewhere. He received his MFA from the University of Arkansas and his BA from the University of Virginia where he graduated from the Area Program in Poetry Writing. He serves as Managing Editor for Iron Horse Literary Review and is the Web Editor and Designer for the Coalition for Community Writing.



“The Happening” and “Portrait of a Life Dreamed of but Lost” — forthcoming in New Ohio Review

“Tantra” and “An Answer” — forthcoming in Birmingham Poetry Review

“The Skunk” and “Report, Arkansas” — forthcoming in The Dodge

“Trying to Let Things Be as They Are” — forthcoming in Valparaiso Poetry Review

“The Worst of It”Shenandoah, Fall 2022, Volume 72, Number 1.

“A Dark Room” —  The Rupture, Fall 2022, issue 120.

“Landlord Ghazal” —  The Southern Review, Spring 2022 (print)

“We See What We Look At”Iron Horse Literary Review, January 2022

“You’re Invited if You Come Out” — Grist, Issue 14 (2021, print)

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

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

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

“Eating the Tootsie Roll”Booth, July 2020

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


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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