Joe Hall

Joe Hall - Writers in Education Teaching Artist - Just Buffalo Literary Center
Poet

Just Buffalo teaching artist JOE HALL is an educator and the author of three collections of poems: Pigafetta Is My Wife, The Devotional Poems, and Utopia (forthcoming). With Chad Hardy, he wrote the book The Container Store Vols. I & II (SpringGun Press). With Cheryl Quimba, he wrote the chapbook May I Softly Walk. He lives in Kenmore, NY.

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Silo City Reading Series: Joe Hall

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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Featuring:
Joe Hall
Music by Ahavaraba
Photography by Thomas Bittner (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

“Band of Writers: Collaboration & Improvisation”

Taught by: Joe Hall, poet
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: September 29 & October 1, 2015
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

“Metamorphosis”

Taught by: Joe Hall, poet
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: October 13 & 15, 2015
Time: 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (more…)

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STUDIO: Pattie McCarthy & Joe Hall

Friday, October 16, 2015
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Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: October 16, 2015
Time: 8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

“Science Fiction’s Infinite Futures”

Taught by: Joe Hall, poet
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: January 26 & 28, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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Adult Writing Workshop

Thursday, August 18, 2016

“Science Fiction’s Infinite Futures”

Taught by: Joe Hall, poet
Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: August 18, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Peach Mag Season 1 Yearbook Launch Party

Friday, August 18, 2017


Featuring:

Alana Kelley
Caroline Rayner
Hannah Nathanson
Joe Hall
Kevin Thurston
Noah Falck
Pat Kewley
Robin Jordan
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(Dis)Integration Book Launch

Friday, November 3, 2017


Where:
Starlight Studio
340 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: November 3, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. (more…)

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Writing Center Workshop

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Weird “Books” (a.k.a. The Medium is the Message)

Taught by poets & publishers: Joe Hall & Ryan Sheldon

Where:
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Dates: November 28 & November 30, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (more…)

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By Joe Hall

Pigafetta Is My Wife

“Almost impossibly grand in scope, Pigafetta Is My Wife is a rare achievement and quite a debut. Hall’s poetry crosses contemporary love and ancient epic, folding inward and out by motion derivative of the sestina and pantoum, so that whether via image or address, beautiful shards fall: ‘A chrysanthemum blossom sails across a bowl of milk.’ Emotion accretes in accordance with ambition. A treatise on the action of discovery, this is a book to be taken in whole.”
—Sally Keith

Joe Hall - The Devotional Poems (Black Ocean) - Just Buffalo Teaching Artists

The Devotional Poems

“There is something seductively destructive about these poems; with their hell-for-leather pacing, variable line-lengths, and on-again-off-again punctuation, they simultaneously chew up words like clouds of horseflies while also positing language as a dark, feral sludge as impenetrable as it is parasitic . . . and while there’s little stillness to be found in the pages of The Devotional Poems, the work in toto is of such force and authority it compels the most important sort of stillness in the would-be believer: Awe.”
—The Huffington Post

Cheryl Quimba and Joe Hall - May I Softly Walk - Just Buffalo Teaching Artists

May I Softly Walk: The Santa Fe Journals

Written with Cheryl Quimba

“How Should We Do This?”

Not an island
Not surrounded
Nothing lit every hour of every day
No ship gliding out of the dock
No blocks, no perfect squares
No mantelpieces on which to place picture frames
No clocks, no idea of seconds
Or lines of fire spreading into one’s sleep
No sleep, no real sleep
No lullabies for sleeping

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