Joe Clifford


Joe Clifford is an editor at Gutter Books and producer of Lip Service West, a “gritty, real, raw” reading series in Oakland, CA.

He is the author of the short story collection Choice Cuts and the novel Wake the Undertaker (Snubnose Press). Excerpts of Junkie Love have previously appeared in Big Bridge, Underground Voices, Word Riot, Fringe, Kerouac’s Dog’s Magazine, and POV Magazine. Much of Joe’s writing can be found at

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Music Video for Junkie Love
Music video trailer for Junkie Love, Get Set Go, "Won't Let Her Go"


Junkie Love
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,260. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013 by Vagabondage Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
From the cow fields of Connecticut to the streets of San Francisco, Joe Clifford’s Junkie Love traverses the lost highways of America, down the rocky roads of mental illness to the dead ends of addiction. Based on Clifford’s own harrowing experience with drugs as a rock ’n’ roll wannabe in the 1990s, the book draws on the best of Kerouac & the Beats, injecting a heavy dose of pulp fiction.

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