Joseph Stroud's books of poetry include Of This World: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2008) which was named by SFSU’s Poetry Center as the outstanding book by an American poet in 2010. It was also a finalist for the PEN America Literary Award, the Commonwealth California Book of the Year, and the Northern California Book Award. Other books are Below Cold Mountain (1998) and Country of Light (2004), both from Copper Canyon Press; Signatures (BOA, 1982); and In the Sleep of Rivers (Capra Press, 1974).
Stroud's awards include a Pushcart Prize, the Witter Bynner Fellowship in Poetry from the Library of Congress and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He divides his time between a home in Santa Cruz on the central California coast, a cabin in the Sierra Nevada, and a studio aerie in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.