Joe Tallarigo~ The Dark Poet and Outlaw Writer


Hello! Welcome to my website. 

I am celebrating my 15th anniversary of writing poetry. 

My name is Joe Tallarigo, I am thirty-one years old. I have been writing poetic songs I was a junior in high school and have written over 300 poems. 

The themes to my songs include: Highschool Memories, My hometown of Cincinnati, family, the seasons of life, tropical themes, fishing, country music, drinking, trains, mama's, prisons, cheating sad songs. I also have written horror themed lyrics, and love songs. 

I have been lucky enough to meet and hang out with the local DJ'S from B-105 through the years, and have met many country singers including: Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Big and Rich, Vince Gill, and many others. 

In January of 2012 I published my first book "The First Quarter" A Songwriters Dream through Cincinnati Book Publishers. It has sold over 200 copies and was bought by the Country Music Hall of Fame bookstore in October of 2012. The book took me 11 years to finish, and has over 180 pages of poems about life, death, love. 

You can buy it here on my site.

For booking and signing events, or want me to talk about poetry to your classes: please contact me at: [email protected]

This Spring and Summer I will be a vendor at these shows selling my books. Check out the great bands, and get to know your fellow Price Hill Neighbors. I can't wait to see these bands and meet new people. 

Address is:  VenueSt. Lawrence Square3650 Warsaw Ave.
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Released 8/22/2016 

This poetry book was 11 years in the making. I loved the Country Music Outlaws since 2005 and wrote many of these poems between 2005-2007. I am proud it finally came to print. 

Imagine country music songs about Mama's, Trains, Prisons, Drinking, and Cheating meeting up with songs about Demons, Death, Hell, Fear, Grief and Heartache. 

This book captures the human emotions about traveling, honkytonking, riding trains, and drinking. It then captures the fear of the unknown, the paranormal, demons, Hell and heartache. 

You may purchase it here  : 

 My official book signing at Jim and Jacks in May of 2012.

My dad and I (I'm holding the book.)


Thanks for coming to the spring 2016 Oak Hills Craft fair. I will be back on November 19, 2016 to sell my books. Hope to see you there. 

My dream came true when the Country Music Hall of Fame Bookstore in Nashville Tennessee bought copies of my first book 'The First Quarter"~A Songwriters Dream.