Joel Sloman


The Atlantic Works Poetry Reading Series Continues on April 24th with a reading by poet Joel Sloman. A gallery party kicks off at 6:00pm, with the readings beginning at 7pm. Refreshments will be served.

Joel Sloman was born in Brooklyn in 1943 and grew up there.  In 1966, he became the assistant director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery, under its director, Joel Oppenheimer, and edited its journal, The World.  He is the author of Virgil’s Machines (1966), Bus Poems (1992), Stops (1997), and Cuban Journal (2000).   His most recent publication is a chapbook, Off the Beaten Trakl (2009).  Since 1969, he has lived near Boston, presently in Medford.

“Sloman can evoke sensory impressions with thrilling, hallucinatory precision; among them his anxious questions vanish and reappear like pilgrims wandering in an immense but enticing forest.” (from the preface to Stops (1997), Denise Levertov)