The Poetry of Joseph Zaccardi







Joseph Zaccardi is the author of five books of poetry including, most recently, The Weight of Bodily Touches from Kelsay Books. His poems have appeared in Cincinnati Review, Poetry East, Atlanta Review, Rattle, Salamander, and elsewhere. Zaccardi served as the Poet Laureate of Marin County, California, from 2013 to 2015. He does not consider himself a poet, in the ordinary sense of the word; he is a poet telling the story of life, a process that appears inexhaustible. He says each day is a tree of verbal apples one may climb; he is usually up there, unless he is after the even more delectable fruits of silence.

Here is an article in the Ross Valley Reporter: Un-ordinary Joe pushes poetry, combats bullying.
KWMR radio interview.

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