The Great Grandmother Light: New and Selected Poems

The Great Grandmother Light: New and Selected Poems

by Joe Weil


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935520801
Publisher: NYQ Books
Publication date: 10/21/2013
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Joe Weil grew up in Elizabeth, NJ, the 4th largest city in that state and is listed as one of its historically noteworthy citizens along with Judy Blume and Mickey Spillane. He is the 2013 winner of the Working People's Poetry competition (Partisan Press). He is also a lecturer in the creative writing department at Binghamton University and currently lives in Binghamton with his wife, the poet Emily Vogel, and their infant daughter, Clare. Weil is the author of 4 chapbooks and 4 full-length books of poetry. A noted performer, he has combined poetry with music and performed in multi-media shows featuring the noted jazz composer and saxophonist, Sweet Sue Terry, and Vic Ruggerio, leader of the SKA band, The Slackers. Weil has read on PBS and NPR; been featured in the New York Times; in notable quotes for the New Yorker; in The Best American Poetry blog; and at many universities and art centers across the nation; including the Green Room in Chicago, The Detroit Opera House, the University of Pittsburgh, and Oklahoma Baptist University. He is co-editor with Adam Fitzgerald of the online poetry magazine, Maggy, and fiction editor of Ragazine. He is the author of THE GREAT GRANDMOTHER LIGHT (2013) and THE PLUMBER'S APPRENTICE (2009), both published by NYQ Books.

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