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Starting in the early '90s, Joe Elliot ran a weekly reading series at Biblios Bookstore and Café for 5 years and helped move the series to the Zinc Bar, where it now continues. He co-edited two chapbook series: A Musty Bone and Situations, which published authors such as Antje Katcher, Paul Genega, Duncan Nichols, Mitch Highfill, Kim Lyons, Douglas Rothschild, Shannon Ketch, Lisa Jarnot, Bill Luoma, Kevin Davies, Marcella Durand, and many others. Joe is the author of numerous chapbooks including: You Gotta Go In It's The Big Game, Poems To Be Centered On Much Larger Sheets Of Paper, 15 Clanking Radiators, 14 Knots, Reduced, Half Gross (a collaboration with artist John Koos), and Object Lesson (a collaboration with artist Rich O'Russa). Granary Books published If It Rained Here, a collaboration with artist Julie Harrison. His work has appeared in many magazines, including The World, The Poker, Giants Play Well In The Drizzle, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Torque, and Arras. His long poem, "101 Designs for The World Trade Center," was published by Faux Press's e-mag, and a collection of his work, Opposable Thumb, was published by subpress in 2006.