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Author: Joe Weil

Joe Weil is an Associate Professor at Binghamton University and a former tool grinder and union activist whose poems, stories, essays, quotations, interviews, and reviews have appeared in Onthebus, Poet Lore, Rattle, The Boston Review, Chicago Quarterly, Louisiana Review, Paterson Literary Review, Omniverse, Best American Poems Online, The New York Times, Verse Daily, and on the websites for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. He is also widely anthologized, and his poems have been translated into Italian, Hungarian, Spanish, and Korean. He is the author of THE BACKWARDS YEAR (NYQ Books, 2020), A NIGHT IN DULUTH (NYQ Books, 2016), THE GREAT GRANDMOTHER LIGHT (NYQ Books, 2013), and THE PLUMBER'S APPRENTICE (NYQ Books, 2009). Weil has been featured on Pacifica Radio as well as on PBS and considers himself a performance artist who often combines poetry with story telling and music. He makes his home in Binghamton with his wife, the poet, Emily Vogel, and their two children, Clare and Gabriel.

A Night in Duluth
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A Night in Duluth

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Poetry. A NIGHT IN DULUTH is an uncertain and often tongue-in-cheek dream in which the voice of the poet makes due, speaks to what is both lost and found—to the confusion of being in an American oligarchy where poverty is growing as fast as private ...

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The Backwards Year
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The Backwards Year

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Poetry. THE BACKWARDS YEAR collects poems written between June 2018 back to June 2017, more or less, in reverse order and juxtaposes the poet's childhood with love poems for his own neural atypical children, Clare and Gabriel. The book returns to ch...

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The Great Grandmother Light: New and Selected Poems
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The Great Grandmother Light: New and Selected Poems

NYQ Books

Poetry. From 1982 until 2002, Joe Weil worked as a tool grinder and union shop steward in a mold making plant in Kenilworth, New Jersey. Many of the poems in THE GREAT GRANDMOTHER LIGHT were written on the graveyard shift while on break at the facto...

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The Plumber's Apprentice
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The Plumber's Apprentice

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Poetry. THE PLUMBER'S APPRENTICE differs from Weil's previous work in that it charts the nature of suffering beyond the limits of his working class "Elizabeth" and focuses more deeply on two aspects of his life: his Irish Catholic sense of communion...

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