Theme of Line

Theme of Line

by Chuck Joy


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A collection of poetry by Chuck Joy. Both his parents from western New York, and carried by them to Erie Pennsylvania in the first year of life, Chuck considers his birth in Cleveland Ohio an “accident”. He has since lived away from Erie for extended periods, usually for educational reasons, visiting New York City, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Warren Pennsylvania, northern New Mexico, Portland Oregon, and Morgantown West Virginia. In Portland, around 1979, Chuck started writing, early publications in Bogg and Medicinal Purposes, early appearances in Meadville PA and at the Orange Bear. Joy’s poems have appeared in Crisis Chronicles, Psychopoetica, Rattapallax, Tobeco, Great Lakes Review, Guide to Kulchur, and 2 Bridges, and have been included in anthologies edited by John Graham-Pole, Berwyn Moore, Jack Coulehan, and Sean Thomas Dougherty. He has appeared as featured poet at Woodlawn Diner in Buffalo and Mahall’s 20 Lanes in Cleveland, the Confluence festival in Pittsburgh, Saturn Series, the Cornelia Street Café, and every Snoetry. Nickname of “C. Boogie”, Chuck contributes regularly at Poets’ Hall in Erie. He co-created and hosted Poetry Scene at the Erie Book Store, a weekly poetry event with open mic and featured poets, for eight years. Chuck Joy is a member of the Italian American Writers Association, and the Second Tuesday poetry workshop at Mercyhurst University. A community child psychiatrist, Dr. Chuck is the co-chair of their Art Committee. The poems selected for this collection, Theme Of Line, focus around style. Previous collections include Fun Poetry (, All Smooth (Destitute Press, Buffalo NY), Every Tiger Wants To Sing (Poets’ Hall Press, Erie PA), and Said the Growling Dog (Nirala Publications, New Delhi, India). Chuck lives with his wife Dawn. More at

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996871778
Publisher: Red Giant Books
Publication date: 02/15/2017
Pages: 54
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)

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