Category Archives: Prose

Company

It is scary once you realize that the past can be changed, and that the future is fixed, a rigged absolute. Knowing that changes everything. And what about the present? For some the present is intolerable cruelty, unimpeachable company. For … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Poetry, Press, Prose, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boneyard

I tell myself stories in the dark, Anya. Whether or not they help is either of primary consequence or none at all. Sometimes you have to walk through the boneyard in order to reach the garden. This is what I … Continue reading

Posted in Books, photography, Press, Prose, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tryst

It’s tough to always be in love with a ghost. It’s also easy. The living don’t stand a chance against ghosts. In loving ghosts there are no real complications, no real disappointments, no real anything. There’s lots of teething on … Continue reading

Posted in Books, photography, Press, Prose, Publications | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Feast Days

I could feel the music of a slow future dying inside me. And the past very much alive, like shimmering beatific flowers, like luscious night thistles. The past is a changeable feast. Except it is a feast that eats and … Continue reading

Posted in Books, photography, Press, Prose, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Dark

Remember when we were kids and we’d sometimes have sleepovers and listen to the dark together? That’s what you called it Anya. Listening to the dark. And it was because of you Anya that I started naming different types of dark, … Continue reading

Posted in Books, photography, Press, Prose, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Station

Anya, I long to reach you only because I know that you are unreachable. It keeps my longing in a chrysalis state, a cocoon state. Nothing ever grows. It simply hums and palpitates and aspires toward growth. It is the … Continue reading

Posted in Books, photography, Press, Prose, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No Man’s Brooklyn

Cover reveal for my fourth novel. Coming soon from CSF Publishing.

Posted in Books, photography, Press, Prose, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

Back cover image for my new novel, No Man’s Brooklyn.Coming soon from CSF Publishing.Photos by Anthony Distefano.

Posted in Books, photography, Press, Prose, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Straight Outta Brooklyn

Short video trailer, shot in Brooklyn, promoting the upcoming release of my fourth novel. NO MAN’S BROOKLYN From the valentine boneyards of working-class Brooklyn, comes a tale of first love, lost innocence, tragedy, and healing. Daniel Trovato, having left his … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Cinema, photography, Press, Prose, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SallyGray is Gone

It was a privilege to wrrite the intro to Joe DePatta’s debut poetry collection: SallyGray is Gone. Coming soon from CSF Publishing. Sally Gray is gone. Four words amounting to an irrefutable statement, a hard fact. Four words that come … Continue reading

Posted in Artwork, photography, Poetry, Press, Prose, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment