Joseph M. Faria

My Father's First Job, 1958, #30, 2003
Joseph M. Faria was born on the island of Sao Miguel, in the Azores. He was brought to the United States when he was nine months old, by his mother, in 1950. He studied Creative Writing at Roger Williams University. He published his first poem when he was twenty-three: "The Black Crow Symphony: 4th Movement", Ishmael, Spring 1973. His short story "Threshold" won 2nd Prize in the 1997 CWA National Writing Competition. His first book of short stories, "FROM A DISTANCE", was published in the Azores in June 1998 by Nova Grafica, Lda. He has poems forthcoming in NEO, a European literary print journal. Joe is also the Contributing Editor of the web quarterly, Linnaean Street. He lives and breathes in Warren, RI.
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