Tony Gloeggler is a life long resident of NYC. His books include the chapbooks One on One which won the Pearl Poetry Prize in 1998, Tony Gloeggler's Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications, 2009) and two full- length collections One Wish Left (Pavement Saw Press, 2000) which went into a second edition and The Last Lie (NYQ Books 2010).
His next collection Until the Last Leaves which focuses on his more than 30 years of managing group homes for the developmentally disabled in Brooklyn and his relationship with an ex-girlfriend's autistic son is forthcoming from NYQ Books.
Available from Bittersweet Editions:
“Gloeggler's poems are deceptively simple but their impact is fierce and they raise common life events with extraordinary skill to - and I'm sure this will embarrass him - to art. Like a driving lay-up down the lane Gloeggler's work seems too easy. Then you watch the replay a few times and you are struck by the small perfections that make it look inevitable. His poems kick ass.”
- Angelo Verga
“Gloeggler's poetry is a harsh music, dissonant and true. These are songs of love and lust, the persistence of loneliness tinged with the power of memory. With duende to spare, his poems take us into Bruce Springsteen's 'darkness on the edge of town' and offers us his battered valentines.”
- Kim Addonnizio