Poetry. Ira Joe Fisher's first full-length collection of poems, SOME HOLY WEIGHT IN THE VILLAGE AIR, is written in a soft, pastoral tone, yet these poignant poems strike understanding in a subtle language that is as daring as it is beautiful. In this collection Ira Joe takes us all home only to return from the journey more enriched than when we began.
Ira Joe Fisher holds an MFA from New England College and has taught poetry at the University of Connecticut in Stamford, Pace University and New England College. He has lectured at the University of Connecticut, Stamford, Keene State College and Manhattanville College. His poetry has appeared in various literary journals and he is the author of SONGS FROM AN EARLIER CENTURY and two earlier titles, Remembering Rew and SOME HOLY WEIGHT IN THE VILLAGE AIR, both of which are now in their second printing. Fisher has worked in radio and television for over forty years, most recently for the CBS Early Show. He has acted in films and on the New York stage (for many years appearing in The Fantasticks). He and his wife, Shelly, and their four children live in Connecticut.