Joe Tallarigo~The Cincinnati Kid 


Hello! Welcome to my website. 

Please feel free to explore my poems, look at photos, check out where I will be selling my books, and if you like what you see feel free to purchase my book and I will sign it. 

2018 is coming to a close, and what an amazing year it has been for me. I have sold my books at over twenty vendor shows this past year. I met and had the pleasure of reading my poetry with the new Cincinnati Poet Laurette Manual Iris. I began performing my poetry at Common Roots. I am currently selling my books at Hallmark in Rookwood Commons.

So what does 2019 hold for me: A new book "Keep the Music Playing" debuting in March of 2019 under my new publishing company Twin Hills Publishing LLC.  I will also be releasing a follow up to Country Outlaws and Dark Poetry with a new book titled "Southern Gothic and Outlaw Country" by September. I will also be signing up for more vendor shows and more reading events. 

My name is Joe Tallarigo, I'm 33, and with my two new books that came out on October 7, 2017.  I am returning to my roots with poems about growing up in Price Hill, going to Americana, watching the fireworks at Riverfest, writing about Opening Day, two Cincinnati Reds icons, attending Oak Hills High School, visiting my brother up in Bowling Green, Ohio, and dealing with the deaths of my aunt, uncle, grandma, and mom.  The titles are "Forever in my Heart" and "Life Goes On" 

I have written a total of four poetry books and on October 23, 2018, it will be seventeen years since I wrote my first poem "Stay Around" at Oak Hills. 

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

Author Appearance and Signing:
Amy's Hallmark Rookwood Commons
 2715 Edmonston Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
June 2, 2018 12 PM to 4 PM.

I will be signing my books and mingling with the public. 

April  26, 2018

Common Roots Pub

3642 West Eighth Street

8:00 PM-10:30 PM

The Price Hill Arts council and Common Roots is hosting a Price Hill Poetry night featuring Myself and fellow author Ben Klayer and other poets who live in Price Hill. It will be a fun night of poetry and gathering of Price Hill Residents. 

My childhood house in Price Hill.  This house held many family parties, friends were welcome, and I spent many days on the hill watching the storms move in from the West.  It was tore down in 2014 for the new Boys and Girls Club and dedicated during the Major League All-Star game in July 2015.

 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.