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MATT on the drive-in marquee–A drama by Chris Joseph Stancato

MATT on the Drive-In Marquee, a Drama by Chris Joseph Stancato MATT on the Drive-in Marquee “I’ll be sure to take good care of Gale tonight Mrs. Hollis.” “I expect that you will Zampo. She is on her summer break for only two months and hasn’t been out that much. Since my husband passed, things have been rough on us emotionally and financially. To have a young man like yourself with a good job, nice car, want to take out my sweet Gale is, well, it’s really kind.” “Mrs. Read more [...]

haiku porticos

by Chris Joseph Stancato https://youtu.be/GE6cAIfgY1E This is the time of technology and speed; of instant gratification and social media platforms. A challenging time for some—a difficult time for others. The fast pace demand is only a simple nod to these times as recognition. What does poetry demand? Some of us will take a direction away from the viral activity, and onto a blue highway—the lifeline of a sacred road map. This entry where local people and shops shoulder the community; Read more [...]

GRĒN BLŪ HAIKU No. 2

https://youtu.be/F4FLpVZsaeE Podcast Orange Postman POP No. 2 (Love & Hope) GRĒN BLŪ HAIKU NO. 2 also called Love & Hope is a haiku based on my experience with homeless people. The project to help our neighbors, our community, was organized by a community engagement program: Love Hope Music, based in Miami, FL. Read more [...]

Orange Postman

All of Your Literary Needs in One Place Chris Joseph Stancato aka Orange Postman Welcome to the Orange Postman, My name is Chris Joseph Stancato, I am a paperback writer and poet. I am the author of all the stories on my website. Enjoy my latest Featured Book Review...Miami Noir You'll also enjoy my latest Featured Documentary Review...BOTERO ¡Check Out! This Recent Publication, A Project of Poetry & Art... The Literary Mule, Autumn Ballad from a Roman Augur Read more [...]

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 [...]

Donald Goines Selection Review

Donald Goines

The selection is a review of acclaimed novels by Donald Goines:

Dopefiend, Whoreson, and White Man's Justice, Black Man's Grief are what Greg Goode of the University of Rochester called, "A new fictional genre...ghetto realism."

Dopefiend

Raw. This is the word that describes Dopefiend. Based in a Detroit ghetto, Goines tells you the story about his experiences as an addict. He places the reader in very uncomfortable situations: junkies getting their fix, prostitutes with their Read more [...]

Miami Babylon—Gerald Posner

Miami Babylon—Gerald Posner

“Too Much is Never Enough”

Bienvenido a Miami Beach—A place that is pure, scenes that are graphic, people who are greedy, and a multi-cultural society which is collectively colorful.

Miami Babylon, published in 2009, is a social and historical timeline of Miami Beach. This is not your average text of footnotes which are marked by milestones for those who reside in a particular place, like the beach, to be docent guiding visitors to the important figures, symbolic Read more [...]

Christan Gatto: A Composition of Travel

Christan Gatto: A Composition of Travel

A compelling review based on the sole question: What is your favorite book?

Cure, routine, rendezvous or collision, the rhyme of travel is sublime. But you must forgo these concepts and the common area in which you reside. Ride, ride, ride somewhere to the fissures of foreign tableaux.—D. Martini

A month ago I had a conversation with a dear friend who is a teacher living in the mountains of Colorado. It was about having a favorite book. From his repertoire Read more [...]

Gas Station Ganja

Gas Station Ganja  is Available on Amazon

Prologue

Frank Martini, a soon to be senior at Belle Vernon Area High School, was working at the Brawn service station in the summer of 1979. An energy crisis had gripped the nation by the means of a gasoline shortage. Long lines to purchase gasoline were wrapped around city blocks, large and small.

In the small town Belle Vernon, located in southwestern Pennsylvania, those same long lines went for miles from the only two service stations, Brawn and Read more [...]

The Unfortunates—B.S. Johnson

The Unfortunates

A switch cycle of stories spread across my chess table, and like the game of chess, there is a first and last move—the variations are not in order. Twenty-seven short stories, to be more specific, some were one page, and others six, but all the stories were part of a timeline for me to choose my first story of B.S. Johnson’s, The Unfortunates. I parted the First and the Last pages before placing half of the remaining 25 pages clockwise, and then the other half counterclockwise. Read more [...]