Chris Joseph Stancato was born in 1971 in Western Pennsylvania. His father was a first generation Italian-American and his mother was Irish-American. He was raised in North Belle Vernon and moved to Miami in 1989. He has authored a dramatic paperback novel titled A to P and two short-story books: Gas Station Ganja and Serendipia—James and Adaline. He wrote a comprehensive personal review of August Wilson’s ten plays called, The Three Months of August. In Autumn of 2019, he produced a project of poetry and art and music called, The Literary Mule (a concept chapbook series). The first book in The Literary Mule series: Autumn Ballads from a Roman Augur. Poetry beckoned him once more, and in the Spring of 2020, he wrote of book of haiku called, Haiku Porticos. This second chapbook is presented with new names and a new haiku form: American-Machina33. In the summer of 2020, he released the first of many novellas for The Vinyl Record Collection of Stories, Volume I (his second paperback). On the 20th of January 2021, Chris Joseph Stancato inaugurated The Supplemental Sonnets, Almanac. This is Stancato’s first book of sonnets and third chapbook.
“Every Great Song, has a Great Story”— Chris Joseph Stancato
Chris Joseph has been influenced by the following writers: William Least-Heat Moon, August Wilson, Jim Morrison, Jack Kerouac, Donald Goines, J.D. Salinger, James Baldwin, and James Joyce. Lastly, Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy.
The following are the artists that made an impact him: Keith Haring, Charley Harper, Piet Mondrian, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, and Dorothy Jane Bailey Stancato.
His motto for traveling: Make every place your place and feel like a local.
And for enjoying life: Live Life to the Lees!