For episode 21, we visit with longtime Rattle contributor Tony Gloeggler, along with a special "closed" mic, featuring poems from the anthology Alongside We Travel: Contemporary Poets on Autism. Tony's most recent books focus on his relationship with his ex-girlfriend's autistic son, and his poems are also included in the anthology.
Tony Gloeggler was born and raised in New York City. He is the author of a half-dozen full-length poetry collections, most of them from NYQ Books. His most recent is Until the Last Light Leaves. His chapbook One on One won the 1998 Pearl Poetry Prize. Gloeggler’s work has been published in journals and anthologies such as Chiron Review, Paterson Literary Review, New Ohio Review, Poet Lore, Nerve Cowboy, Spillway, The Examined Life, Raleigh Review, San Pedro River Review, and Juked. He’s had 10 poems appear in Rattle over the last 20 years and his poem "1969" is one of the most-read in Rattle's history. Gloeggler currently manages a group home for developmentally disabled men in Brooklyn.
Alongside We Travel:
And Tony's Until the Last Light Leaves: