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Fun Being Me
Jack Wiler

2006 • 140 pp. 6 x 9 1/4"

$16.00 Paperback, 978-0-9723045-9-7

Four years ago, Jack Wiler was hospitalized with AIDS. This book is his attempt to talk about what it is to die and live again. The collection is far more than his struggle with the AIDS virus. Wiler aims for the hard truth as he writes about the world, money, jobs, love, sex, and death. As Wiler says, “It can be loud and it can be soft but it is never quiet.”

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“Jack Wiler’s poems are rock-bottom genuine, totally direct, and disarmingly moving. He’s the Nazim Hikmet of Hoboken; his poems are full of great love for the broken world, great love for his fallen fellow human beings, and great rage at the inequity of things.” —Mark Doty

JACK WILER was raised in Wenonah, South Jersey. He was editor of the magazine Long Shot for many years and has worked with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in New Jersey as a visiting poet in the schools. His work has been anthologized in Aloud, the anthology of the Nuyorican Poets Café, the Outlaw Poetry Anthology from Thundermouth Press, and Bum Rush the Page. Most recently his work was included in The Breath of Parted Lips, Vol. II, a collection of poems from the Robert Frost Place (CavanKerry Press, 2004).

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