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John Roche



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Joe the Poet is the brainchild of John Roche, Professor of English at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. According to him, Joe the Poet first turned up in a poem of the same title in a magazine called Rootdrinker #17, 2009 and eventually the poem appeared in Road Ghosts published by theenk Books, 2011. The initial poem was a found poem appropriating lines from famous poems and signs.
Then something extraordinary happened, according to Roche.
“ Joe the Poet was not willing to stay silent and started to assert his and her identity in poems set in distant lands and eras. Joe kept talking, kept morphing into the consciousness of other writers and poets, into various guises and avatars, all embodying some sort of ideal Wandering Bard.”
Joe earned his own book, The Joe Poem: The Continuing Saga of Joe the Poet, FootHills Publishing, 2011. But he didn’t stop there; he somehow compelled Roche’s friends and acquaintances to write their own Joe poems.
“Finally I gave in and agreed to put together an anthology. Through Jules Nyquist I made the acquaintance of Beatlick Press publishers Pamela Hirst and Deborah Coy, who feel Beatlick Joe is the quintessential Joe the Poet.”
 “I feel there are many Joes throughout the galaxies of poetry. We hope this volume contributes to a better understanding of Joeness,” says Roche.
This edition of Mo’Joe: The Anthology features the literary form of the joey, which consists of exactly ten lines, less than one hundred words, compressed syntax with minimal punctuation. This has been the general literary form for the Joe the Poet series.
In this publication by Beatlick Press well over a hundred writers and poets from across the country participated.
“I am really pleased by the quality of poems both by leading poets and those relatively new to poetry. Noted LA poet Michael C. Ford told me he thinks the form brings out the creative best in these contributors,” says Roche.
“The form is inspirational,” says Deborah Coy.
When asked if he is surprised at how your concept has morphed over time, John says, “Absolutely, it originally started as a kind of satirical form and then it changed in mysterious ways and continues to surprise me. One of the nice things about doing the anthology was I was able to see all of the varied takes on the Joe concept. I believe the form brings something more to the concept by being gender-free and there are multi-cultural aspects to the concept of Joe the Poet. It transcends most national and gender boundaries.”
We at Beatlick Press are proud to be associated with this literary endeavor.
Joe the Poet is the brainchild of John Roche, Professor of English at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. According to him, Joe the Poet first turned up in a poem of the same title in a magazine called Rootdrinker #17, 2009 and eventually the poem appeared in Road Ghosts published by theenk Books, 2011. The initial poem was a found poem appropriating lines from famous poems and signs.
Then something extraordinary happened, according to Roche.
“ Joe the Poet was not willing to stay silent and started to assert his and her identity in poems set in distant lands and eras. Joe kept talking, kept morphing into the consciousness of other writers and poets, into various guises and avatars, all embodying some sort of ideal Wandering Bard.”
Joe earned his own book, The Joe Poem: The Continuing Saga of Joe the Poet, FootHills Publishing, 2011. But he didn’t stop there; he somehow compelled Roche’s friends and acquaintances to write their own Joe poems.
“Finally I gave in and agreed to put together an anthology. Through Jules Nyquist I made the acquaintance of Beatlick Press publishers Pamela Hirst and Deborah Coy, who feel Beatlick Joe is the quintessential Joe the Poet.”
 “I feel there are many Joes throughout the galaxies of poetry. We hope this volume contributes to a better understanding of Joeness,” says Roche.
This edition of Mo’Joe: The Anthology features the literary form of the joey, which consists of exactly ten lines, less than one hundred words, compressed syntax with minimal punctuation. This has been the general literary form for the Joe the Poet series.
In this publication by Beatlick Press well over a hundred writers and poets from across the country participated.
“I am really pleased by the quality of poems both by leading poets and those relatively new to poetry. Noted LA poet Michael C. Ford told me he thinks the form brings out the creative best in these contributors,” says Roche.
“The form is inspirational,” says Deborah Coy.
When asked if he is surprised at how your concept has morphed over time, John says, “Absolutely, it originally started as a kind of satirical form and then it changed in mysterious ways and continues to surprise me. One of the nice things about doing the anthology was I was able to see all of the varied takes on the Joe concept. I believe the form brings something more to the concept by being gender-free and there are multi-cultural aspects to the concept of Joe the Poet. It transcends most national and gender boundaries.”
We at Beatlick Press are proud to be associated with this literary endeavor.

 


 

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Gary L. Brower

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David Coy

Deborah Coy

Hanna Coy

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Anne MacNaughton

Amalio Madueño

Alissa Magorian

E. A. “Tony” Mares’

Robert Masterson

Les Merton

Merimée Moffitt

Carol Moscrip

Jules Nyquist

Suzanne Ondrus

Susan I. Paquet

Margaret Randall

John Roche

    Georgia       Santa Maria

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Paul A. Speer

Teresa Speer

Mia Kirsi Stageberg

Marilyn Stablein

Richard Vargas

Binah Waite-Williams

Stewart S. Warren

Neal Wilgus

Richard Wolfson

Jerry Zimmerman 
 
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Writers published in Mo' Joe Anthology

Sam Abrams

Francisco X. Alarcón

John Ashbaugh

Steve Aushermann

Hakim Bellamy

Larry Belle

"Laughing Larry” Berger

Julie Blue

Joe Bottone

Rich Boucher

Sarah Brinklow

Richard Broderick

Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

Michele Brown

Monty Campbell, Jr.

Alan Casline

Teresa Mei Chuc

Norm Davis

Susan Deer Cloud

Steve Coffman

Timothy J. Cook

Anne C. Coon

Deborah Coy

Craig Czury

Carolyn Czarnecki

Michael Czarnecki

Jim Daniels

Martha Deed

Steven Deridder

Lori Desrosiers

Sean Thomas Dougherty

George Drew

Nicolas Eckerson

Jesse Ehrenberg

Michael C. Ford

Philip Frisk

Teresa E. Gallion

Brian Garrison

Geoffrey Gatza

Lisa Gill

Kimberly Glemboski

Vincent F. A. Golphin

Larry Goodell

Dane R. Gordon

Steve Greene

Kenneth P. Gurney

Vijali Hamilton

William Heyen

Pamela Adams Hirst, a.k.a Beatlick Pamela

Patrick Houlihan

Doug Holder

Tom Holmes

Amy Jackson

Mary Strong Jackson

Kitty Jospé

Kathamann

Herb Kauderer

Danny Kerwick

Michael Ketchek

Mary Elizabeth Lang

Gayle Lauradunn

Alice Lee

Wayne Lee

Stephen Lewandowski

Lyn Lifshin

Gerald McCarthy

Robert E. McDonough

Karla Linn Merrifield

Les Merton

Michael Meyerhofer

Basia Miller

Merimée Moffitt

Carol Moscrip

Bill Nevins

Simone Nikkole

Lori Nolasco

Bruce Noll

Maril Nowak

Jules Nyquist

Mark W. O'Brien, aka: obeedúid~

Sarai Oviedo

Chad Parenteau

Don Paul

Teresa Peipins

Pat Pendleton

Carla Perry

Rick Petrie

Colleen Powderly

Randy Prus

Margaret Randall

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John Roche

Charlie Rossiter

Helen Ruggieri

Jane Sadowsky

    Georgia        Santa Maria

Joe St. Martin

Wanda Schubmehl

Gretchen A. Schulz

G. E. (Gerald) Schwartz

Peggy Seely

Adam Sinesiou

Diane Smith

Jack Bradigan Spula

Eugene Stelzig

Eleanor Grogg Stewart

Paulette Swartzfager

Steve Tills

Martha Treichler

George Wallace

Stewart S. Warren

Judy Wells

Bart White

David White

Fred Whitehead

Dwain Wilder

A.D. Winans

Patricia Youngs

Leah Zazulyer

Ryki Zuckerman

 

Writers published in VALUE Anthology

 Mikki Aronoff

Meg Baldrige

Joanne Bodin

Dee Cohen

Deborah Woodside Coy

Sylvia Ramos Cruz

Mary Dezember

Mary Dudley

Teresa A. Gallion

Thelma A. Giomi

Dale Harris

Pamela Adams Hirst

Gayle Lauradunn

Merimee Moffett

Carol Moscrip

Susan Paquet

Sharon Pines

Denise Weaver Ross

Janet Ruth

Barbara Shaffer

Mia Kirsi Stageberg

Betty Lou Williams

Judy Wells

Holly Wilson

Emma Wisdom