Poetry, prose and music reviews have been published globally but with little reportable income. Full length collections include mooncussers, (Luchador Press, 2022); AmericanMental, (Luchador Press 2020); Blue Fan Whirring, (Nirala Press, 2018); smitten by harpies & shiny banjo catfish (Lion Autumn Press, 2016) Chapbook, Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014) Anthologies: Mightier - Poets for Social Justice and Calling All Poets 20th Anniversary Anthology, (CAPS Press); Reflecting Pool: Poets & the Creative Process (Codhill Press, 2018); Like Light: 25 Years of Poetry & Prose (Bright Hill Press, 2018); 11/9 Fall of American Democracy (Independent, 2017)); WaterWrites: A Hudson River Anthology, and Riverine: Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers (Codhill Press, 2009, 2007) among others. A 2016 Pushcart nominee, he is President of Calling All Poets, now in its 24th year in the Hudson Valley. He serves as chairman of the Music Fan Film Series, a curated film program for Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale, NY. CD reviews appear online at All About Jazz and lightwoodpress.com Featured poet: London, San Francisco, NYC, Albany, Baltimore, Philadelphia. Regional features Van Wyck Gazette, 2013-2020. Chronogram, 2003-2006. The Rock n Roll Curmudgeon appeared in Rhythm and News Magazine, 1996-2003.
Upcoming 2023: Buckshot Reckoning (Luchador Press) & Monet’s Bamboo (CAPS Press)
He loves Emily most of all.
Thomas Festa is a Professor of English at SUNY New Paltz, where he has taught since 2005. He is the author of a chapbook of poems, Earthen (Finishing Line Press, 2023) and a study of John Milton’s poetry, The End of Learning (Routledge, 2006), as well as over two dozen scholarly articles, and has co-edited four anthologies. Recent poems of his have appeared in Bennington Review, The Briar Cliff Review, Connecticut River Review, Contemporary Haibun Online, The Haibun Journal, and elsewhere.
Joann Deiudicibus teaches writing and poetry courses in New York’s Hudson Valley. Her poems and articles about poetry appear in WaterWrites, A Slant of Light, & Reflecting Pool (Codhill Press), The Comstock Review, Typishly, Poetry Quarterly, Stone Poetry Quarterly, The Shawangunk Review, Chronogram, and Affective Disorder and the Writing Life (Palgrave Macmillan). Ask her about true crime, cats, and confessionalism.
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A resident of New York State for most of my existence, I have been writing for over 25 years. I attend open readings around the Ulster, Orange, Sullivan and Dutchess counties. My first book of poetry, The Grand Facade, is available through Amazon.
Carol published her 1st book, Whole Phat and Gluten Free Poetry in September 2017, which won the 2018 Book Excellence Award for Poetry. Carol performed an original piece, A Bold Journey for American Dream stories of Immigration co-produced by Michael Kennedy of Creative License Unlimited and Jean-Remy Monnay of Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York
Carol was one of the featured poets at the 13th Annual Festival of Books at Spencertown Academy Arts Center She was one of the local authors at the inaugural Albany Book Festival at University at Albany and the New York State Writers Institute. Carol was the host at the Holiday Homecoming event for Capital Region Sponsor A Scholar where she is the Board Secretary. She was a host of For Colored Girls who considered suicide when the rainbow is enuff by Ntozake Shange, directed by Meg Affonso of Lotus and Blossom Productions at the Albany Barn.
Fellow at CUNY Writers Institute, 2017; worked closely with Leo Carey of The New Yorker, and J. Galassi at FSG. Work has appeared in Salon, The Good Men Project, CAPS 2016, Wallkill Valley Writers anthologies, and elsewhere. Won a CLIO for package design. Designed/ran 1st multimedia stage set at Avery Fisher in 1996. Engineered Yale's Climate Institute site/tools. Two short plays produced, one off-Broadway at Makor, one by Actors & Writers, upstate NY. Taught performance art at SUNY New Paltz, design at Marist. Have a memoir about being a 60s runaway, and sexual assault in jail at fourteen. Looking for an agent (who isn't?). Raised three ferocious, brilliant, feminist daughters with my best friend. Came out in 2015. Life is strange and wonderful.
Poetry has the last word.