J o h n   R o c c o reviews the poetry of John Whitehead

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John Rocco holds a Ph.D. in English and teaches Humanities at State University of New York Maritime. He has published several books of rock criticism: Dead Reckonings: The Life and Times of The Grateful Dead, The Nirvana Companion, The Doors Companion, The Frank Zappa Companion, The Beastie Boys Companion, all for Schirmer Books. He co-edited Another E.E. Cummings for W.W. Norton and Co. He has published many academic articles on modern literature, music, and film. A freelance rock journalist he has contributed to a variety of publications from High Times to The Stranger. He also reviews books for American Book Review.