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See CALENDAR  (below) for Chuck's schedule:

(following book descriptions)



current collection

published by What Why Aesthetics (Erie PA) 2023

available at Werner Books in Erie

Barnes & Noble, Amazon


John Burroughs: "An instant classic!"


narrative poems

available at Barnes & Noble,

and wherever WordTech/Turning Point books are sold

including Pressed in Erie PA

also Werner Books (Erie), Cafe 7-10


"Percussive and then some."

- Joey Nicoletti



Theme of Line

poems selected to elucidate the use of line

released April 21, 2017. Red Giant Books.

Aviailable at Barnes & Noble, Mac's Backs, and wherever Red Giant books are sold.


"Kin to Penny Lane's most postmodern of moments ('though she feels as if she's in a play / she is anyway')

Chuck Joy's Theme of Line is much more than the sum of its parts. Its thematic narrative is driven by an engaging lyricism familiar to followers of his work and, though he may posit a cartoon life, no one, but no one, gets away without paying the piper. Cue the klaxon horn, sisters and brothers, Chuck Joy holds up the mirror, daring you to take a long deep look. To which I say, double down, pass it on."

- Don Wentworth

Editor, Lilliput Review


All Smooth

tiny chapbook

Destitute Press, Buffalo NY


available from the author


Fun Poetry

includes fun Italian-American poems 16USD

also Barnes & Noble


Every Tiger Wants To Sing


Poets' Hall Press, Erie PA


available at Glassgrowers Gallery Erie PA USA


Said the Growling Dog 

poems selected for setting, location

Nirala Publications, New Delhi India 

(softcover) 12USD

Said the Growling Dog

Nirala Publications, New Delhi India

(hardcover) 18USD

Said the Growling Dog

available at Artlore Studio, Erie PA USA



The Opposite of Gifts


Heyman! Productions 5USD

available from the author


What's Real! (Poets' Hall Press)


to obtain your own copy of any publication

including those available through additional sources (above)

contact me at

checks to: 4406 Sunnydale Blvd., Erie PA USA 16509,

prices include shipping




7/19/23: Senior Citizen Support (Meadville PA)

7/29/23: Wildcat Literary Festival (Franklin PA)

8/8/23: Cable Access and Media (TV)

9/16/23: American Repertory Theatre of WNY (Buffalo NY)

9/30/23: Indie Lit Fest (Frostburg MD)

Plus, often Tuesdays, Cafe 7-10 (Erie)

and monthly: Werner Books; 1020 Collective


December, 2021: open for Moheb Soliman, Erie Public Library

September, 2021: Blues & Jazz Fest, Erie PA

August, 2021: Albion PA Fair

7/11/21: Great Weather for Media Virtual

4/15/21: Dansville (NY) Arts Literary Mixer

3/27/21: Pennsylvania Poetry Society Virtual features

3/12/21: White Lotus Book Store, Kathmandu Nepal (virtual)

December 2020: Poetry Live! Virtual begins

11/19/20: Poetry Live! final edition

10/23/20: Virtual Open Mic (host) AACAP

9/10/20: Poetry Live! open mic Erie County Public Library

8/20/20: Erie Art Museum virtual open mic

4/20/20: Erie County PA Poet Laureate Annual Reading 2020

2/23/20 : Wayside Presbyterian (guest poet)

2/3/20: (voiceover) The Third Set, WQLN-FM

1/19/20: Spoon River Anthology, Selected Poems

3/8/19: Duet Poetry with Kim Noyes, Second Stage, Buffalo NY

3/21/19: Mugs & Muggles, Cambridge Springs

April 6, 2019: Lincoln Branch Library Fairview, ECPL

April 8, 2019: Edinboro Branch Library, ECPL

April 13, Iroquois Branch Library, ECPL

April 15, Hirt Auditorium, Blasco Bayfront Library, ECPL

April 27, Millcreek Branch Library, ECPL

May 14, 2019: Poetry Showcase, Erie Playhouse

7/21/19: Parkside, NYC

8/2/19: Blues & Jazz Festival, Frontier Park

8/17/19: CelebrateErie

9/12/19: Albion (PA) Fair

10/3/19: Erie Art Museum Open Mic

10/4-5/19: Indie Lit Festival, Frostburg MD

10/16/19: AACAP Open Mic (Chicago)

Chuck's poetry is on the JazzErie website and of course Youtube and Google.

Previous engagements since 7/15/17:


Erie Rotary, 1/30/19

Springhill, 1/21/19

Poetic Evenings, Allegheny College, 1/18/19

JazzFlight, 1/16/19

Heights Arts, 12/15/18

Local 138, NYC, 12/8/18

Erie Arts & Culture, Room 33

Barnes & Noble, Erie PA

Fazed Cookies radio 90.5FM, 10/3/18

Erie County PA Poet Laureate Finals, 9/24/18

Talking Gourds, Telluride CO, 9/18/18

Angelo's Roofing, Erie PA: 7/7/18

Duet Poetry, Poetry Night (with Kim Noyes): 7/3/18

Fazed Cookies radio 90.5FM, 6/27/18

One Art Hoboken, Issyra Gallery, Hoboken NJ, 6/2/18

Ekphrastic Poetry Tours, Erie Art Museum, 5/18/18

Barnes & Noble, Erie, April 2018

Fun Poetry, Poetry Night, 3/6/18

Poetry Evenings, Meadville PA, 3-4-18

Percussive Release, Calamari's, 1-23-2018

Heights Arts (staff), Cleveland Heights OH, 12-10-2017

Second Stage Writers, Grindhaus Cafe, Buffalo NY  12-8-2017

Mac's Backs, Cleveland OH, 7/12/17

Nietzsche's, Buffalo NY, 7/3/17

Scotty's, Erie PA 6/23/17

Foundlings 3 release, Buffalo NY 6/4/17

Barnes & Noble Local Authors, 5/27/17

Poetry Tours, Erie Art Museum, 5/19/17

Theme of Line book release, Poets' Hall, April 21, 2017

Fazed Cookies, 4/19/17

JazzFlight, 4/12/17

March 30, 2017: Heights Arts, Cleveland Heights OH, Ekphrastacy

Poets' Hall, 3/10/17, co-host

WERG-FM, Fazed Cookies, with Cee Williams and Kim Noyes, 3/8/17

Webster's Books, State College PA, 2/16/17

Mt. Vernon OH, 12/17/16, with Cee Williams

WERG-FM, Fazed Cookies, with Marisa Moks-Unger

Dansville NY, 12/3/16, with Cee Wiliams

Lakewood NY, Rhema open mic, 7/16/16, with Cee Williams

JazzFlight, WQLN-FM, 7/28/16

Wordstock, Erie PA, 7/30/16

Saturn Series, NYC, NY 10/24/16

AACAP Annual Meeting, NYC, NY, 10/26/16

Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC, NY, 11/12/16

Chuck is included among the poets for Poetry Minutes, WQLN-FM

broadcast regularly March 2020

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