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Joe Wright
Works at New York City Department of Education
Attended College of Staten Island
Lives in New York
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Definitely safe...
A group of Duke University scientists have found concentrations of radium, a highly radioactive substance, in a stream near a facility that treats wastewater left over from hydraulic fracturing. The concentrations are 200 times higher than background levels -- and they're in the water supply.
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it helps make fishing so much easier when the fish wash up on the shore.
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Kindly shout toward,
but not directly at
your favorite celestial body 
after all this time it's only right 
to demand that the stars begin to fade

     Fact: All of the starlight on your face tonight 
     has been sprinting here from the distant past
     my dear and those small points of light like tears
     make you seem stunningly unapproachable

Ever wonder why we have 
strangeness in the world?
Giraffes, pigeons with a club foot
barnacles, squid,
the taste of salt on your lips

     Theory: Language showed up first cleverly
     tricking light as coyotes have in so many
     creation stories. So the first man and the 
     first woman found themselves aghast 
     at the irrepressible wordiness of the universe.
     They took to the mud and made themselves
     giraffes, pigeons, squid, Anchor Steam beer and badgers
     they tasted the salt on their lips.
     When they finished they let loose language
     allowing meaning to find its proper object.   
     When the first woman laughed fish took to the 
     sky so many colors form her lungs and they swam 
     upward, onward (EXCELSIOR!) with all of their might
     to escape the cage that language wanted to place  them in.

      Fact:  At present, only the mad and the truly beautiful 
      (and what is the difference?) can speak the name of the fish 
      in the sky.  All I can tell you is that they're hypnotic, stunning.  

She sat up, young light painting her face
sheets covering her right breast while she reached
over me for a cigarette, goodbye
salt on my lips the taste of time's beginnings
yes, please, borrow my jeans 
it's cold and I love you like a martyr
stay in bed as you leave
as you leave 
fish murmur past my window 
taking your hand I whisper their name 
but you won't love me, you don't love me 
not like martyrs and their arrows 
not enough to remember
     to bring back my jeans
         or the names of the fish in the morning sky
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I really wish we could embrace more ideas like this here in the US.
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Very well written! I like it!
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A disheartening read.
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....and I happen to think both are horribly overrated and terrible things to watch.  
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Greetings all,

I've been writing poetry since late high school and studied it formally through the creative writing program at the New School in NYC.  During that time I fell in love with the likes of Frank O'Hara, Jack Spicer, Anne Sexton, Frederick Seidel, Kathleen Ossip, John Stammers and too many others to list here.  I'm trying to get things together for submissions while I finish my masters but there is some work on a blog I have up (link below) and I'll try to start putting some work up on here.  I look forward to reading people's work and hopefully getting some thoughts on my own work in the process.  
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How could you not love the guy? Glad you enjoyed the work, it's always a wonderful thing to hear, and I'm always excited to talk about poems, regardless of who has written them.  Thanks for helping to moderate the community, I look forward to making good use of it.
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So, I've been continually putting off some sort of introduction to this whole blog mess. In the event that you've stumbled upon this and don't actually know me, my name is Joe, and these are some of m...
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Thank you so much I really appreciate that. I should get some more up this week.
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I'm that bowl of petunias falling through space that thought: "Oh no, not again."
I'm a native New Yorker and an aspiring writer focusing primarily on poetry and comics. I've been told my laugh takes people aback due to how loud it is and how quiet I normally am. I read constantly. I have a certain affection for really crappy NYC bodega coffee that's been on the burner for hours with the deli cat wrapped around the carafe; it tastes like home. I will be really upset if I haven't been time traveled and either made part robot or provided with one before I die. This is supposed to be the future and I expect things to be strange and stranger. 

Now I am quietly waiting for
the catastrophe of my personality
to seem beautiful again,
and interesting, and modern.

The country is grey and
brown and white in trees,
snows and skies of laughter
always diminishing, less funny
not just darker, not just grey.

It may be the coldest day of
the year, what does he think of
that? I mean, what do I? And if I do,
perhaps I am myself again.

                        -- F. O'Hara
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  • College of Staten Island
    Adolescent Education, 2007 - 2013
  • Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
    Creative Writing- Poetry and Education Studies, 2004 - 2007
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    2002 - 2004
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  • New York City Department of Education
    Substitute Teacher, 2012 - present
  • Unemployed Writer
    Waster of life and exploiter of free time, 2011 - present
  • Alice's Tea Cup
    Location Manager, 2009 - 2011
  • Times Square Arts Center (former Laugh Factory)
    Food and Beverage Manager, Box Office Manager, Office/Daytime Manager, 2006 - 2009
  • Laugh Factory
    Box Office and Office Manager, 2004 - 2006
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Bushwick, NY - Astoria, NY - Manhattan, NY - Amherst, MA - Staten Island, NY
Lines are constantly incredible long, the place is often understaffed. Since my wife didn't take my last name they give me a hassle about picking up her packages. It is also impossible to get anyone on the phone, I've been trying for the past half hour.
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