Tony Moffeit is the blues poet from Pueblo, Colorado, who was the winner of the prestigious Jack Kerouac Award from Cherry Valley Editions for his volume of poetry, PUEBLO BLUES, now rare and out-of-print. He was also the author of two other volumes from Cherry Valley Editions: LUMINOUS ANIMAL (New Orleans poems) and NEON PEPPERS (Hank Williams poems). His 1995 volume, POETRY IS DANGEROUS, THE POET IS AN OUTLAW from Floating Island Publications, introduced outlaw essays and some early roots of the philosophy of Outlaw Poetry. Moffeit and poet Todd Moore founded the Outlaw Poetry Movement from 2004 to the present through books and chapbooks by the two poets, e-mail correspondence between them, and poems, essays, and manifestos in publications such as ST. VITUS PRESS AND POETRY REVIEW, POESY, SMALL PRESS REVIEW, CHIRON REVIEW, ZEN BABY, DESERT SHOVEL REVIEW, and on www.m-etropolis.com. Moffeit is the author of twenty additional poetry volumes, including TONY MOFFEIT: GREATEST HITS from Pudding House (2004). He has also been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship in poetry and was the winner of the Thomas Hornsby Ferril Poetry Prize. Moffeit performs his original blues songs and poems with guitarist Rick Terlep, often accompanying himself on conga drum. Tony is also a visual artist who uses a unique process of turning photographs into stunning works of art that are an integral part of the poetry and music of the Outlaw Movement. Tonys artwork has been shown in several Southern Colorado galleries and is featured on the cover of his latest CD "Outlaw Blues Revolution".
Rockabilly, Delta Blues, Sun Records Country, Hank Williams, Billy the Kid, John Dillinger, New Orleans Voodoo