When I Finish Praying: A Conversation with Joe Hall

By David Blomenberg Joe Hall’s second book of poetry, The Devotional Poems, is recently out from Black Ocean.  While he was in the beginning stages of his book tour, I got a chance to ask him a few questions about it. David Blomenberg:  Congratulations on the second book!  Tell me about the tour you’ve got … Continue reading When I Finish Praying: A Conversation with Joe Hall

A look into Joe Hall’s “Pigafetta Is My Wife”

BY DAVID BLOMENBERG “What Magellan wanted, I observed, was two things.  One very simple:/ to return from where he departed.” Joe Halls’ ambitious debut collection juxtaposes the journey of Magellan around the world (as chronicled by his navigator, Antonio Pigafetta), and a series of letters to a woman, Cheryl, who has left the speaker.  These … Continue reading A look into Joe Hall’s “Pigafetta Is My Wife”