Poetry. Using deceptively simple lines that raise common life events to art, Tony Gloeggler fills his new collection, THE LAST LIE, with people who don't fit in easily, naturally. It's a book about the quiet ones, the ones you don't notice, the ones who never raise their hands to volunteer, shoot up a classroom or do a victory lap after making the game winning play. They don't blame their parents for anything, and they never learned how to walk across a crowded room to talk to a pretty woman or how to ever ask anyone for help. It's how they go through the days trying to find places and people, no sorry, just one person, that can help them feel at home with themselves. It's all about loss, love, loneliness, lust, the power of memory and what's wished for and missed. THE LAST LIE is about your life. Exactly. Only different. Worse. Better.
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Tony Gloeggler was born in Brooklyn and lives in Queens. He's managed a group home for developmentally disabled men in Boerum Hill for over 35 years. His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. His chapbook, One on One, received the 1998 Pearl Poetry Prize. Pavement Saw Press published his first full length collection, ONE WISH LEFT, in 2002. My Other Life was published by Jane Street Press in 2004, and Greatest Hits: 1984-2009 was put out by Pudding House in 2009. THE LAST LIE was published in 2010 by NYQ Books, followed by UNTIL THE LAST LIGHT LEAVES in 2015. Bittersweet Editions has recently published a collaboration between Tony and photographer, Marco North, titled Tony Come Back August.Author City: Richmond Hill, NY USA