Jeff Weddle grew up in Prestonsburg, a small town in the hill country of eastern Kentucky. He has worked as a public library director, disc jockey, newspaper reporter, Tae Kwon Do teacher, and fry cook, among other things. His first book, Bohemian New Orleans: The Story of the Outsider and Loujon Press (University Press of Mississippi, 2007), won the Eudora Welty Prize and helped inspire Wayne Ewing's documentary, The Outsiders of New Orleans: Loujon Press (Wayne Ewing Films, 2007). He teaches in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama.
Award winning poet (Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Book Award; The Eudora Welty Prize), Jeff Weddle, returns with a new collection: Dead Man's Hand.
Weddle tackles the problem with words exhausted by outrage. His cast of characters - cats, dogs, the child in our heart, the moon gone dancing as a piano spills waltzes - ask stories of time; a muse, imperfect but enough to earn a bow in an empty theater. This is poetry sharp as a straight razor.