Who Is the Most Interesting Author in the World?

Hi! The name’s Joe Labriola, or Prof Labs, as I tell my students to call me. I’m an author, editor, professor, etc. living the dream of insomniac nights chugging caffeine, grading papers, and writing fantasy/sci-fi/contemporary fiction novels. I write both prose and poetry, and, sometimes, actually do semi-lucrative work like copy-editing. You can find my scrawlings here, of course, as well as on other online and print venues! For real, just google me, or check out my links below!

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Stony Brook University Program in Writing and Rhetoric Blog (Moderator)

Joe Labriola reading at Stony Brook Southampton Writer’s Speak, May 2013

Thanks for visiting and please feel free to leave comments!

Btw, all my poems, writings, and other nonsenses are Copyright © 2017 by Joe Labriola

Also feel free to contact me with questions, comments, and or other queries: joetpoet@gmail.com

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10 thoughts on “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.

    • 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. 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)

    • 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!

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