Jeff Weddle

Jeff Weddle is a poet, short story writer and small press historian living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Among his thirteen books are the Welty Prize winning Bohemian New Orleans: The Story of the Outsider and Loujon Press (University Press of Mississippi, 2007), When Giraffes Flew: Short Stories (Southern Yellow Pine, 2015), and poetry collections Comes to This (Nixes Mate, 2017) Heart of the Broken World (Nixes Mate, 2017) Citizen Relent (Unlikely Books, 2019), A Puncher’s Chance (Rust Belt Press, 2019) and others. His most recent volume is Advice for Cannibals (Poetic Justice Books, 2022). A former radio disc jockey, fry cook, Tae Kwon Do teacher, newspaper reporter, and public library director, Jeff teaches in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama. He spends entirely too much time on Facebook and this link will get you to him there:  His website can be found at

2019 Events
Unlikely Books reading
Poets and Publishing
2022 Events
Unlikely Stories
2024 Events
An Unlikely Stories Reading