The poems of Joseph Mishler build up slowly and deliberately, filling us with a sort of angst that we know the author intended. They build up tension and nervousness, then end with frustration and despair. Self-effacing in their solemnity, these poems ruthlessly analyze the emotional weaknesses of their author, leaving us wiser and more educated in the bargain.
Joseph Mishler lives in Cambridge, Massachusettes. Drop him a line at Peter_Mishler@emerson.edu.
Joseph's works here at Unlikely Stories are:
Portrait of Myself in First Marriage