- Birth Name
- Joel Emmanuel Hägglund
- October 7, 1879 at Gävle, Sweden
- November 19, 1915 at Utah, United States
- 35 years**
- labor activist | songwriter | and member of the Industrial Workers of the World
- Number of Works
- Place of Birth
- Bangor, Maine
- Place of Death
- Utah, United States
- Social Profiles
About Joe Hill
The Introduction, Heart-Shaped Box of joe Hill, won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel.
Horns, his next, was forced starring Daniel Radcliffe. Short stories are written by him. A number of these were assembled 20th Century Ghosts, in his collection. He won the Eisner Award for Best Writer for his long running comic book collection, Key & Locke, co-created together with artwork and illustrator magician Gabriel Rodriguez. He resides in New Hampshire using a corgi called following a beloved author of cowboy stories. A collection of novellas, his book, Strange Weather, storms in October of 2017 to movies.
Best Joe Hill Books - Critically Acclaimed/Notable
Alpha & Omega (Locke & Key, #6)
Clockworks (Locke & Key, #5)
Keys to the Kingdom (Locke & Key, #4)
Crown of Shadows (Locke & Key, #3)
Head Games (Locke & Key, #2)
Welcome to Lovecraft (Locke & Key, #1)
Joe Hill Quotes
I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last nightAlive as you or meSays I, "But Joe, you're ten years dead,""I never died," says he.
"the planet, Earth."
Workers of the world awaken. Break your chains, demand your rights.All the wealth you make is taken, by exploiting parasites.Shall you kneel in deep submission from your cradle to your grave?Is the height of your ambition to be a good and willing slave?
I die with a clear conscience, I die fighting, not like a coward.
Goodbye Bill. I die like a true blue rebel. Don't waste any time in mourning. Organize.
My will is easy to decide,For there is nothing to divide.My kin don't need to fuss and moan —"Moss does not cling to a rolling stone."My body? — Oh! — If I could choose,I would to ashes it reduce,And let the merry breezes blowMy dust to where some flowers grow.Perhaps some fading flower thenWould come to life and bloom again.This is my last and final will.Good luck to all of you. [Joe Hill]
I'll take the shooting. I'm used to that. I've been shot a few times in the past, and I guess I can stand it, again.
A pamphlet, no matter how good, is never read more than once, but a song is learned by heart and repeated over and over. And I maintain that if a person can put a few common sense facts into a song and dress them up in a cloak of humor, he will succeed in reaching a great number of workers who are too unintelligent or too indifferent to read.
There is pow'r, there is pow'rIn a band of workingmen.When they stand hand in hand,That's a pow'r, that's a pow'rThat must rule in every land —One Industrial Union Grand.
Workingmen of all countries, unite, Side by side we for freedom will fight: When the world and its wealth we have gained To the grafters we'll sing this refrain: You will eat, bye and bye, When you've learned how to cook and to fry Chop some wood, 'twill do you good, And you'll eat in the sweet bye and bye.