Joseph Simmons began writing poetry at Canisius College, was published in campus papers,in "American Poetry Anthology" in 1985, and "The Best Poems and Poets of 2001." He ceased publishing his work while working for the federal government, to avoid any possible conflict of interest.
“Picture Frames” features poems written over several years, each poem a picture or statement, placed in an order suggesting narrative. Some of his earlier works are posted at poetry.com, and have been published in "The Poetic Bond," volumes V and VI. "Picture Frames a book of poetry is available on Amazon Kindle. Mr. Simmons is seeking a publisher for the paperback version.