Joe Weil is currently a professor at Binghamton University, and has taught graduate courses in both poetry and fiction. Prior to Binghamton, Weil founded the summer program for interactive arts at Arts High in Middlesex County, New Jersey. During Weil’s tenure as a master instructor in both poetry and fiction, his students won the Rutgers’ awards eight times (the highest award in poetry in NJ), and six of Weil’s students were admitted into the Governor’s school. Weil was also recognized by the NFFAA (a national high school awards foundation) twice as an outstanding teacher of the arts. Weil has appeared on PBS as well as reading his poetry on both NPR and Pacifica Public radio. He has been a featured poet with Stephen Dunn (winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize), Allen Ginsberg, as well as Louise Gluck, Thomas Lux, Gerald Stern, and Philip Levine. As a pianist and composer, Weil has had many works commissioned and has performed with such noteworthy musicians as Sweet Sue Terry, Perry Robinson, and Vic Ruggerio. His full length collections of poetry include What Remains (Nightshade Books), Painting the Christmas Trees (Texas Review Press), and The Plumber’s Apprentice (New York Quarterly books).