Joe Bisicchia writes of our shared dynamic. An Honorable Mention recipient for the Fernando Rielo XXXII World Prize for Mystical Poetry, his works have appeared in numerous publications. The challenges of human harmony as well as spiritual connection are themes often expressed in his work.
As Director of Public Affairs for a five hospital system in New Jersey, he helps bring the community closer to better health and wellbeing. His background includes teaching high school English and prior to that he spent over two decades in television, radio, and print.
Joe was a news reporter covering New Jersey for PBS TV station New Jersey Network. He was an award winning television host and producer for CN8, The Comcast Network. He was a sports producer at CBS affiliate KYW-TV in Philadelphia, a sports producer at PRISM Sports and a sports anchor at NBC affiliate WMGM-TV in Atlantic City. He started his career at WTAF-TV and WPVI-TV in Philadelphia in the mid 1980s.
He has moderated numerous panels and live public events and has built a reputation over the past three decades as a communications professional with a strong passion to serve the community.
Joe also co-invented an award winning family card game, Fuddy Duddy, honored by the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio for its ability to inspire game play between young and old, a game utilized by a New Jersey county to help combat the lure of gangs.
The son of an immigrant Italian bricklayer, he grew up in South Philadelphia near a U.S. Naval base in a “melting pot” neighborhood, learning from precious Irish nuns not far from a bridge embankment where a bronze Walt Whitman still walks, hat in hand, often with bird’s nest in hat. From a young age, he learned much about the dignity we all share, and would go on to graduate from La Salle University with a BA in Communication Arts. And the years have flown.
Joe now resides with his family in Marlton, New Jersey.
The works of Joe Bisicchia have or will soon appear in:
Thimble Magazine, Plath Poetry Project, White Wall Review, The Concrete Desert Review, pacificREVIEW, A&U: America’s AIDS Magazine, Triggerfish Critical Review, Assisi, Anatolios Magazine, Claw & Blossom, Route 7 Review, Fleas on the Dog, Ovunque Siamo, Golden Walkman, Grand Little Things, Coffee People Zine, The Avocet, Willawaw, Rabid Oak, Noctua, Revue Post,
Underwood Press, Chronogram Magazine, The Paragon Press, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Dark Wood, PKA Publications, Writing Knights Press, Gimmick Press, The Wire's Dream Magazine, FIVE:2:ONE, Vox Poetica, Hobo Camp, Junto Magazine, Mannequin Haus, The Bookends Review, Glass: Facets of Poetry, Entropy,
Aji Magazine, Other People’s Flowers, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Ancient Paths Online, Encircle Publications, Anti-Heroin Chic, Punch Drunk Press, Edify, Fourth & Sycamore, Philadelphia Stories, Muse-Pie Press, unFold, Coldnoon, Qua Magazine, The Tipton Poetry Journal, Time of Singing, Torrid Literature Journal,
Diversion Press, The Wax Paper, The Path, The Poet’s Haven, Sheepshead Review, Verse-Virtual, Balloons Lit. Journal, Kitty Litter Press, The Inflectionist Review, Black Heart Magazine, Dark Matter Journal, Poets Collectives Anthologies, Poetic Matrix Press and others.