New Micro (W.W. Norton,
An addictive new collection of very short stories curated by Flash
Fiction editor James Thomas and microfiction writer Robert Scotellaro.
Comprised of 300 words or fewer, microfiction is difficult to write
but delightful and absorbing to read. With a star-studded table
of contents, New Micro is a veritable who’s who in the world
of microfiction. Authors include newcomers and established writers
alike: Amy Hempel, Sherman Alexie, Kim Addonizio, Richard Brautigan,
Bonnie Jo Campbell, Stuart Dybek, Joyce Carol Oates, and James Tate.
With 90 authors and 140 stories, New Micro offers a chorus of voices
both fresh and familiar, real and surreal but always enlightening—distinctive
and exceptional pieces of fiction that pulse and resonate, each
with its own story to tell.
Bad Motel (Big Table Publishing,
A collection of Micro Fiction. "There are no vacancies at
the Bad Motel. Every room is occupied by characters we recognize,
interacting in exactly a hundred words, in provocative ways that
are probing and prophetic. Behind every door there is word magic
being performed, and here are the desk clerk’s keys. Welcome!
Come on in and see for yourself."
—James Thomas, editor of Sudden Fiction and Flash
Fiction anthologies Amazon
What We Know So Far (Blue Light Press,
A collection of Micro Fiction. "Robert Scotellaro is a true
maestro of the miniature story. His writing keeps me delightfully
off balance, luring me headlong into strange situations inhabited
by even stranger characters, then through some rapid alchemy making
me care deeply about them."
—Tom Hazuka, Editor, You Have Time for This and Flash
Measuring the Distance (Blue Light Press,
A collection of Flash Fiction. "From a homeless man stealing
sugar, a mime with a gun, crazy Uncle L and a daughter’s drunken
Skype, to the stunning, aching perfection of “One Better
Than the Next,” Measuring the Distance is the work
of a master storyteller. Our favorite collection of 2012."
– Boston Literary Magazine. Amazon
Finalist for the da Vinci Eye Award (for
excellence in book design) and received Honorable Mention for the
Eric Hoffer Book Award
(for excellence in fiction).
The Night Sings A Cappella (Big Table Publishing,
This magical book draws us into an irresistible world where we
can laugh at our humanity, and "the bullets all come out of
the barrel/weeping." It is about the abundance in
our everyday lives and the necessity of hope. The deceptions of
mind and emotion are revealed with masterful metaphors and breathtaking
– Bruce Lader, Embrace order
Rhapsody of Fallen Objects (Flutter Press,
The twenty-one prose poems in Rhapsody of Fallen Objects explore
the varied, and often elaborate, "adjustments" and "creative
repairs" people make under the weight of daily living. A scramble
for the exits is one strategy; acceptance, another. But more often
in abundance is that tricky territory between.
info, (see 2010 catalog)
|Out of print: Children's books
Snail Stampede and Other Poems (Hands Up Books,
Dancing with Frankenstein and Other Limericks (Hands
Up Books, ©
Daddy Fixed the Vacuum Cleaner (Willowisp
|Out of print: earlier works
My Father's Cadillac (Six-Shooter Press,
Early Love Poems of Genghis Kahn (Lion's Breath
Blinded by Halos (Lion's Breath Press,
East Harlem Poems (Vagabond Press, ©