West of Home (with Intro)
"West of Home" is a collaborative book of poetry which reflects the present and ongoing sentiments of Joe Weil and Emily Vogel. It includes 14 "responsorial" poems (call and response), between the two poets, as they respond to one another’s themes and ideas, as well as two sections of poems, one for each poet’s individual work.
About the author:
EMILY VOGEL Emily Vogel’s poetry has been published in numerous journals, most recently in Lyrelyre, Maggy, Lips, The Paterson Literary Review, The Comstock Review, [Spaces], and The Journal of New Jersey Poets. She has published five chapbooks: most recently Digressions on God (Main Street Rag, author’s choice series, 2012). The Philosopher’s Wife, a full-length collection, was published in 2011 (Chester River Press). She has work forthcoming in New York Quarterly, Tiferet, San Pedro River Review, and 2 Bridges Review. She is the poetry editor of the online journal Ragazine, and finds solace at home with her husband, the poet and essayist, Joe Weil, and their daughter, Clare.
JOE WEIL Joe Weil has three chapbooks published by Iniquity press/Vendetta books, another on line at Cartographer Electric, and three full length books of poetry, the latest of which (besides this one) The Plumbers Apprentice came out from New York Quarterly books in 2009. He has been nominated numerous times for the Pushcart prize, and has appeared in Big Hammer, Paterson Literary review, Lips, Journal of New jersey Poets, Edison Literary review, The Idiom, The Saranac Review, MAGGY, The Boston Review, The New York Times, The San Pedro River Review, Rattle, Poet Lore, the New Renaissance, and Best American Poems online, among others. His reviews and essays appear regularly in thethepoetry.com. Weil’s work was featured on Bill Moyers Fooling with Words. He has read with such noteworthy poets as Allen Ginsberg, Gerald Stern, Stephen Dunn and Quincy Troupe. Weil is fiction editor of the online Magazine, Ragazine, co-poetry editor of MAGGY, and one of the founders of Monk books. He is an assistant professor in creative writing at Binghamton University and very much enjoyed making this book with his wife, Emily, while their daughter, Clare, learned to crawl.