Poetry. Italian American Studies. "Joey Nicoletti's book, REVERSE GRAFFITI, is dotted with images from popular culture—Captain Marvel, Spider Man, the Yankees—and these images are part of the story of his Italian-American family, his working class roots, his love for his family, his desire to escape. These are powerful, heartfelt poems that bring an era to life. Joey Nicoletti is an amazing poet, capable of moving us to laughter and tears."—Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Born in New York City, Joey Nicoletti is a graduate of the University of Iowa, New Mexico State University, and Sarah Lawrence College. He is the author of four poetry chapbooks and six full-length collections, including Cannoli Gangster (WordTech Communications, 2012), Boombox Serenade (BlazeVOX [books], 2019), and FAN MAIL (Broadstone Books, 2021). His Pushcart Prize-nominated poems, reviews, essays, and articles have appeared in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies. He resides in Western New York with his family and teaches in the College Writing Program at SUNY Buffalo State University. Follow him on Twitter @ JoeyNicoletti and Instagram @joeynicoletti.