Joseph S. Spence
Dr. Joseph S. Spence Sr., is the prolific author of over 200 published peer-reviewed articles, ten poetry books, studious educator and student, professional world-wide award-winning poet, creative reviewer of over 50-books posted in multilingual pedagogic mediums, recipient of world-wide accolades, dynamic man of God, and servant of world-wide humanity.
He authored over 200-scholarly peer-reviewed articles in various genres, with over 200,000 thousand world-wide researched inquiries published on this site. He has authored ten inspirational poetry books: His first, A Trilogy of Poetry, Prose, and Thoughts for the Mind, Body, and Soul (2004), a best-seller. His second, Trilogy Moments for the Mind, Body, and Soul (2006), won the Best Christian Poetry Award. His third, The Awakened One Poetics, won 2nd place, Critters Writers Workshop Best Author’s Pool, and publisher’s best-seller, and his ninth, Sincerely Speaking Spiritually (Feb. 2020).
Five books published with Worldwide Poetry Alliance, U.K., while serving as co-founder and poetry Chaplain follows: The Magic of Michael Jackson; (2009), Passionate Patriotic Poetry (2009), Patriotic Poetry to Support the Troops (2009), Practical Poetic Anthology: Styles, Forms, and Peganted Portrayals (2009), and Celebrating in Poetry: The 20th Century, 100 Years of Music (2010). One hundred percent royalty from these were charity donated helping 9/11 first responders from terrorist aircraft attacks on the World Trade Center, NYC, and Pentagon, Washington, DC, with medical care. His recently co-authored book, World’s Biggest Poetry Anthology: Songs of Peace, was published Mar. 2020.
Certain Educational Achievements:
His writings are published in global educational forums. He taught at Bryant and Stratton University, Marquette University, and American Baptist College, Wisconsin. He was named "Apollo," the Greek mythical God of poetry and music by his military comrades for his inspirational poems. He studied English literature, creative writing, African Diaspora, Japanese linguistics, and poetry at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM). While at UWM, he invented: “Epulaeryu,” “God’s Dynamic Steps,” “Seventh Heaven,” and “Linking Pin Sonnet,” poetry forms. Epulaeryu poetry was developed from his world-wide travels and sampling of delicious dishes. Linking Pin Sonnet was invented after studying 20 different sonnets. He was inducted into the following International Scholastic Honor Societies at UWM for his studiousness: Golden Key International, Phi Theta Kappa, and Phi Theta Phi.
He studied military science at Howard University, while serving as the Special Assistant to the Professor of Military Science, and second in command of the ROTC Cadet Corps. He received the Distinguished Military Graduate and Daughters of American Revolution Awards at graduation and was commissioned as a second lieutenant infantry officer in the United States Army. His first assignment was a rifle platoon leader with the renowned 82nd Airborne Division, Rapid Deployment Force (“Devils in Baggy Pants”). He served 26-years of honorable and courageous world-wide service with special operation units. His final assignment was an Assistant Professor of Military Science, U. S. Army Cadet Corps, Marquette University, Wisconsin.
Unique Accolades Received:
He retires from the U.S. Army as a highly decorated field grade officer; was appointed, Goodwill Ambassador, Arkansas, by Governor Bill Clinton (former U. S. President), for his dedication assisting University of Arkansas students to enter graduate school, and helping local citizens to meet their perceived goals. He received many world-wide poetry awards and distinctions including: Who’s Who in Poetry, 2005-2007 (USA), Timbooktu Featured Poet, 2006 (USA), Poetry Ambassador Medal, 2007 (USA), Independent Poet Laureate, 2007 (USA), Distinguished Poetry Student, University of Wisconsin, 2008 (USA), Poetry Bard, 2010 (UK), Global Icon of Humanity and Spiritual Services, 2019 (India), Living Legend of the 21st Century, 2019 (India), World Peace Ambassador, World Institute of Peace, 2019 (Nigeria), Honorary Doctorate in Humanity, 2019 (Africa), Pentasiv B World Friendship Poet, 2019 (Philippines), Master of Creative Impulse, Philosophique Poetica, 2019 (India), World Poetry Star, World Nation Writers Union, 2019 (Kazakhstan), Ambassador of Human Rights, World Peace and Diplomacy, 2019 (Indonesia), Ambassador of Humanity, 2020 (Morocco), Order of Shakespeare Medal, 2020 (Oman), Inducted Indie Poets Wall of Fame, 2020 (USA), and many others. He served as Poet-in-Residence, St. Andrew’s Scottish Society, and is a member of Robert Burn’s Scottish Poetry Bard Club, Wisconsin.
Worldwide Humanitarian Service:
He tutors poets world-wide in writing, and advocates for military veterans. He has membership in Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Christian Legal Society, an organization with legal advocates across America, advocating religious liberty rights for Christians. He prays more than seven times daily, and is like King Jehoshaphat, II Chronicles 20, praying for the deliverance of humanity from suffering with God’s grace. He considers himself a people person, who operates where the rubber meets the road.
When asked where he resides, he always states, “The Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, where these colors never run!”