I found JoeK.com while visiting Area404.com. The first thing that struck me about this site is that the design uses my absolute favorite color: red. The design is clean, not cluttered. Notice the graphic on the left changes depending on the section you are in. (Could this be a TextPattern site?)
Dive into his poetry links, check out his archive of splash pages (great design work there, too!). This site was promptly added to my “Daily Reads” blogroll.