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Dalton Pub., Sep 4, 2006 - Poetry - 85 pages
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W. Joe Hoppe powers up the poetry scene with [i]Galvanized[/i], his latest inimitable trip through the world of old cars, new babies, high and lowbrow art, tools of industry, down and outers, and, of course, The American Road. Joe's mighty, mighty heart is on full throttle here. As hypertext pioneer and novelist Michael Joyce says, "Sinister, smartass, delicate, tough all at once . . . " Joe's are poems that last, clear-eyed and accessible, and with a beauty inescapable and unabashedly working class American. Don't mind the grease, this love is bolted to the bone. Joe's a genuine, and these poems are polished paeans to the boldness of an unflinchingly generous heart.

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About the author (2006)

W. Joe Hoppe was born December 24, 1961, one day before Ed Roth picked up a magic marker and drew Rat Fink for the first time on a refrigerator door. Along with his artist wife P.S. Monear, Joe has published about a dozen chapbooks through Lucky Tiger Press. His poems have appeared in the periodicals Analecta, Borderlands, Cider Press Review, Di*Verse*Cities, Nerve Cowboy, and Utter. His poems have been anthologized in Stand Up Poetry and How to be This Man. Look for his work on the Internet at and the now defunct W. Joe's one-of-a-kind poetry video, “$5200 MSTA” has been shown at the Dallas Video Festival, San Antonio Underground Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, and VideoEx in Zurich, Switzerland.

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