The Literary Mule

The Literary Mule Autumn Ballad from a Roman Augur I The Literary Mule, Autumn Ballad from a Roman Augur I The Literary Mule is a series of poems, prose, folklore, and short stories, that I have taken from different places, some foreign, some local—a record of creative ideas and influences. Taken by ways of observations and experiences, then documented in a journal to be smuggled as written pages for books and on stages for performances. This transfer of culture from traveling and experiencing Read more [...]

İPOP! (Podcast Orange Postman) 200 Grams of literature

200 Grams of Literature Today we celebrate August Wilson's Birthday (27th April 1945). In honor of the great playwright's birthday I am beginning my first Podcast on Soundcloud called, 200 Grams of Literature. A short-program about the connection between vinyl records and literature. Follow the Soundcloud links, subscribe to this monthly show, and share! 200 Grams of Literature Every Great Song has a Great StoryThe Vinyl Record Collection of Short Stories, Volume 1 (Summer 2019) https://soundcloud.com/orangepostman Episode Read more [...]

¡POP!

Podcast Orange Postman Presents https://youtu.be/hOBnU2x44ag 200 Grams of Literature 200 Grams of Literature is a short program about the connection between vinyl records and literature. This weeks HI-FI selection: August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean and the vinyl, "Bessie Smith's Story, Volume 1." YouTube Channel: Orange Postman Read more [...]

Flora, Fauna, & Philosophy

A Travel Journal by Mitchell Phillips McCrady Chris Joseph Stancato Pittsburgh to Cadiz: What's the Difference Part One The rite of travel is different for all those who step in a new direction. The traveler, wayfarer, vagabond, hobo, and gadabout take the terra incognita like a parched soul—quenching for drops of pastoral panoramas and clenching with fists of hell-raising ramblings through cities. Pittsburgh to Cadiz, Part 1, Mitchell Phillips McCrady             Read more [...]

¡Guns n’ Arepas! (A Miami Concert Story)

¡Guns N' Arepas! Chaz Parito looked at his watch then his phone while at a stop light. Both indicated that it was six o’clock. He was late for his first date with a girl named Rica Diego, a high school senior from Central. Chaz, a high school senior from Sawgrass, met her at a book fair two weeks earlier in Miami. His plan was to take her to dinner at a Cuban restaurant in Miami. Then see the Guns N’ Roses concert at the Miami Marlin’s Baseball Field. However, the plan had peeled away Read more [...]

L’Allegro or Il Penseroso? Stan or Topher Martini? Find the answer in this compelling story: A to P

A to P A compelling story about two brothers: One who aggressive in his task to pillage the particularities of family and social timelines and the other, passive in his timeline, melancholy in message, and tormented by regret. A to P This coming of age novel intertwines you into the lives of the two brothers from a small Western Pennsylvania town. Whether it is love, work, family or drugs nothing seems to go right for too long. Just when you begin to lose hope, a ray of sunshine Read more [...]

Silent Thoughts from the Active Mind—Hubert Malcom

Silent Thoughts from the Active Mind

“A pleasant dream, a nightmare or a premonition, will leave memories in our thoughts and questions in our minds, with the will to interpret the experience...” 

The aforementioned excerpt from “Sleepless Mind” is part of Hubert Malcom’s body of work titled, Silent Thoughts from the Active Mind.

His book is sixty-seven poems canvasing one hundred sixty pages that painterly portray Malcom’s philosophy. The selected works are a prose style accompanied Read more [...]

Speechless—Book Review

Speechless

(an autobiography of child murder and rape)

When Robert Ben Mitchell asked me to review his autobiography, I accepted based on the lone fact that he had a telling story about his child abuse. And I generally understood that he needed his story, his message of abuse to coincide with the Pennsylvania grand jury report about Catholic priest being abusive in August of 2018.

“I want ‘Speechless’ to be more than a book.  I want it to be the beginning of an international conversation Read more [...]