Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

Manhattanville College Hosts Poet Joe Weil
Monday, 14 April 2014 12:41

Joe Weil

Joe Weil, winner of the 2013 Working People's Poetry Competition held by Partisan Press, will be coming to Manhattanville College to read some of his work on Wednesday, April 16.

"Joe's poetry is heart-filled and moving. Funny, sad, Joe's poems connect through honesty, toughness and love.  We are lucky to have him read for us,” said Jeff Bens, director of the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program at Manhattanville College.

Weil is currently a lecturer at Binghamton University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate creative writing classes. A noted performer, he has combined poetry with music and performed in multi-media shows featuring Jazz composer and saxophonist Sweet Sue Terry, and Vic Ruggiero of The Slackers. He has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Best American Poetry Blog, and has spoken at many universities and art centers across the nation.

In 2008, he published two books of poetry, “Painting the Christmas Trees” (Texas A&M University Press) and “What Remains” (Nightshade Press). He has also authored four chapbooks and is fiction co-editor of Ragazine.

The event will take place in the East Library of Reid Castle from 7 to 8 p.m. and admission is free. The undergraduate and graduate creative writing programs are sponsoring the reading.