MY BIO IN BRIEF
I was in born in New York City and raised outside of Washington, D.C. in Arlington, Virginia. After graduating from Amherst College with a BA in English and concentrations in French and philosophy, I served in the Peace Corps in Tunisia. Later I came to New York, where I have lived ever since.
For years I had sundry "day" jobs—cab driver, dishwasher, ESL teacher, salesman of old clothes and new sneakers— while I wrote. I also became involved in popular music, recording, producing and performing rock and roll and "new wave". Later. I earned an MA and taught English, writing, and interdisciplinary studies at various universities.
After teaching for over a decade, I became a copywriter and medical writer, working in such therapeutic areas as cancer, arthritis and cardiovascular disease.
Through my vicissitudes, writing has been a constant. I have written articles, essays and commentaries, appearing in The Village Voice, Newsday,
Albuquerque Journal, and Art Speak. My poetry has been printed in Poetry Digest, the Literary Review, Factions, and The Star, and was collected in one volume, titled The Lost Poem and Others Like It (Hudson Heights Press, 2011)
I have published 8 books since 2011—three novels (Ad Nomad (2012), Mad Nomad (2015)), Spontaneous Revolution: The Lost Savior and the Bottomless Pit (2022); four collections of essays (Making Up for Lost Time (2011), All Over the Place (2013), Sartre in the Subway (2017), Self Helpless (2021); and a book of verse (The Lost Poem (2011)). I also contributed poetry and commentary to a book of photography, Night Scenes, by Ralph Gabriner (2011). I have posted 213 essays on LinkedIn since 2014.