Local Poet Celebrates Book Release

Chuck Joy’s Theme of Line published by Red Giant.

Erie poet Chuck Joy announces the publication of a new collection of his poems by Red Giant Books of Cleveland, OH. The poems in Theme of Line were collected to elucidate the use of line. This theme was first identified in a poem of Joy’s published in Great Lakes Review, a regional literary journal.

Theme of Line is Chuck Joy’s first collection from Red Giant. Rob Jackson, of Red Giant, suggested the collection after attending a Great Lakes Review tour stop at 1045 Gallery on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo NY where Joy participated as a contributing poet. Theme of Line is dedicated to Rob Jackson. Red Giant’s Dave Megenhardt edited the collection.

Theme of Line contains 24 poems including the opener “First Lines”; “Projective Recognition”, Joy’s contribution to practical depth psychology; the hard-hitting “Fasten Your Seatbelt”; and “I Died In Boston”, an eerie description from the afterlife.

A book release celebration with guests, guest readers, and an open mic will occur on Friday April 21, 7:30pm, at Poets’ Hall, Room 210 in the Avalon Hotel, 16 West 10 Street. Additional events—including the Erie Art Museum’s Gallery Night on May 19 and Cleveland’s Mac’s Backs on July 12—will feature the opportunity to engage with the author and purchase signed copies of Theme of Line.

About Chuck Joy

Chuck Joy is a poet living in Erie. Previous collections include Fun Poetry, Lulu.com; All Smooth, Destitute Press, Buffalo NY; Every Tiger Wants To Sing, Poets’ Hall Press, Erie PA; Said the Growling Dog, Nirala Publications, New Delhi India. More at chuckjoy.com.




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