Joe Oestreich

South Carolina, United States

Member Since: 01/11/2012

Joe Oestreich is the author of three books of creative nonfiction: Partisans (2017), Lines of Scrimmage (co-written with Scott Pleasant, 2015), and Hitless Wonder (2012). His work has appeared in EsquireCreative Nonfiction, River Teeth, Fourth Genre, The Normal School, and many other magazines and journals. Four of his pieces have been cited as notable essays in the Best American series, and he’s received special mention twice in the Pushcart Prize anthology. He teaches creative writing at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, where he chairs the Department of English.




Twitter Username: @HitlessWonder


  • Partisans: Essays , Black Lawrence Press (June 1, 2017)
  • Lines of Scrimmage: A Story of Football, Race, and Redemption , University Press of Mississippi (September 1, 2015)
  • Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll , Lyons Press (June 5, 2012)


  • Professor of English and Dept. Chair at Coastal Carolina University (August 2008 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The Ohio State University (June 2001)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University (June 2007)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction