Who Is the Most Interesting Author in the World?

Hi! The name’s Joe Labriola, or Joe Labs if you’d like to be friends. I’m a writer, editor, tutor, etc. living some dream and working on my MFA in where else but the hamptons. I write both prose and poetry, and, sometimes, actually semi-lucrative work like copy-editing. You can find my writings on here, of course, as well as other legitimate online and print venues! For real, just google me or check out my facebook fan page!

Joe Labriola reading at Writer’s Speak, May 2012

Check out my latest book in Paperback Print:

Pulse of Poetics, Print Edition

- Also available for Amazon Kindle EBook download:

Pulse of Poetics, Ebook Edition

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave comments!

Btw, all my poems are Copyright © 2009 by Joe Labriola

Feel free to contact me with questions or comments: joetpoet@gmail.com

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9 responses to “Who Is the Most Interesting Author in the World?

  1. I once had a poetry professor tell me my poems were too vague, didn’t make sense or were too obscure. It made me question my writing and I stopped writing poems for years. I’m glad I finally came to my senses and realized that if the poems have meaning for me, and sometimes others, that is enough. If my soul feels cleansed or unburdened after writing a poem, I have succeeded. I think it’s very easy to tell other people we don’t like their poems but the process of creation in itself is valuable, and even if you do not personally like a poem, it does not mean it’s bad. Opening your perspective is useful for readers as well.

    • Joe Labriola

      Exactly. I always say that the three most important parts of writing are to read, experience, and most importantly, write. You definitely have to open your perspective, especially for poetry. It’s taken me a while but I have tried my best to have my work define poetics rather than poetics define my work. I also think that poetic ability is about maturity over yourself and your language – a mastery of the creative process from conception to creation. I hope that your professor didn’t stop you from writing poetry for long!

  2. jgsolana

    I have never written poetry myself, but I appreciate the effort of putting words to feelings or ideas.
    A teacher from Spain
    PS Thanks for commenting on one post of my blog (this way I contacted your blog)

    • Joe Labriola

      You’re welcome, it’s a good blog! Poetry’s tough, it’s been quite the journey and continues to be a struggling path, but a rewarding one as well. Just gotta do what’s you. Teach well!

  3. I am glad I found your blog today. Will take some time to read more. Have loved what I have read so far…mostly poetry!

  4. Wow you are veteran writer. Great. Congrats for having such a great blog. I love your humble and social behavior.

  5. So glad to have stumbled here. It was an amazing visit.

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