Marriage of Convenience

Oh, America, you are my false teeth

– not quite the real thing anymore,

but how else can I eat?

Joe Cilluffo was the featured poet in the Fall, 2014 edition of the Schuylkill Valley Journal, and his poem, Light, was nominated by the SVJ for the Pushcart Prize. His poems also have appeared in journals such as Philadelphia Poets, Apiary, and Adanna Literary Journal. Joe has read his work in venues across the Philadelphia area, including as part of the Manayunk-Roxborough Arts Center’s Ekphrastic poetry exhibit, Philadelphia Poets’ Ethnic Voices reading series, the Moveable Beats series in Center City, and as part of the Mad Poet’s Spring Madness event.