Meet the Author
JACK WILER was raised in New Jersey and lived in Jersey City until his death in 2009. Diagnosed with AID’s in 2001, Jack spent the last years of his life writing and educating students about poetry. For much of his life, he worked in pest control, most notably for Acme Exterminating in New York. He worked for Long Shot Magazine for many years and in association with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation worked as a visiting poet in the schools.
Jack was a frequent participant at The Frost Place in New Hampshire and performed his poetry across the United States. His poetry has been anthologized in Aloud: Voices From the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Bum Rush the Page, and The Breath of Parted Lips: Voices from the Robert Frost lace, Volume II. Fun Being Me was published by CavanKerry Press in 2006. Jack’s words can be found online at jackwiler.blogspot.com.