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Author: Paul Pines

Paul Pines grew up in Brooklyn around the corner from Ebbet's Field and passed the early 60s on the Lower East Side of New York. He shipped out as a merchant seaman, spending 65-66 in Vietnam, after which he drove a taxi and tended bar until he opened his jazz club, The Tin Palace, in 1973. It became the setting for his novel The Tin Angel (Morrow, 1983). Redemption (Editions du Rocher, 1997), a second novel, is set against the genocide of Guatemalan Mayans. His memoir, My Brother's Madness (Curbstone Press, 2007), explores the unfolding of intertwined lives. He has published twelve books of poetry: Onion; Hotel Madden Poems; Pines Songs; Breath; ADRIFT ON BLINDING LIGHT (Ikon, Inc., 2003); TAXIDANCING (Ikon, Inc., 2007); LAST CALL AT THE TIN PALACE (Marsh Hawk Press, 2009); REFLECTIONS IN A SMOKING MIRROR (Dos Madres Press, 2011); DIVINE MADNESS (Marsh Hawk Press, 2012); NEW ORLEANS VARIATIONS & PARIS OUROBOROS (Dos Madres Press, 2013); FISHING ON THE POLE STAR (Dos Madres Press, 2014); MESSAGE FROM THE MEMOIRIST (Dos Madres Press, 2015); and CHARLOTTE SONGS (Marsh Hawk Press, 2015). Poems set by composer Daniel Asia appear on the Summit label, and opposite Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai, in his 5th Symphony recorded by the Pilsen Symphony. Pines is the editor of Juan Gelman's selected poems translated by Hardie St. Martin, Dark Times/ Filled with Light (Open Letters Press, 2012). He lives with his wife, Carol, in Glens Falls, NY, where he practices as a psychotherapist and hosts the Lake George Jazz Weekend.

Charlotte Songs
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Charlotte Songs

Marsh Hawk Press

Poetry. "'Remember this,' the poet tells himself as he races his 'little girl': 'what is a memory that anticipates itself / a recollection / that becomes / the ground on which the present plays.' And we follow, drawn along a 'golden thread' between ...

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Divine Madness
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Divine Madness

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Poetry. "In these beautifully crafted poems Paul Pines takes us on a dizzying ride through mythological and religious thinkers, through science and philosophy. It is the quest of a man trying to hear the 'music / beneath the music' that he hopes, do...

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Fishing On The Pole Star
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Fishing On The Pole Star

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. With art by Wayne Atherton. "The sea's endlessness, its glittery surfaces, the often scruffy island life of the Bahamas are wonderfully recorded in Paul Pine's FISHING ON THE POLE STAR. Bright-scaled marlin populate the text, as do Wayne Ath...

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Last Call at the Tin Palace
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Last Call at the Tin Palace

Marsh Hawk Press

Poetry. For most of the 1970s, Paul Pines owned and operated the Tin Palace, a jazz club that hosted figures like Kurt Vonnegut and Martin Scorsese, and gave expression to the most notable jazz innovators of that time. The club was honored by the Tr...

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Message From The Memoirist
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Message From The Memoirist

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. With art by Marc Shanker. "It is rare to find a poet so attuned to silence, that time—and space—between words, which for Paul Pines is 'the abyss / of mind-before-thought.' His practice is to listen for patterns in the silence, which turn to...

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New Orleans Variations & Paris Ouroboros
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New Orleans Variations & Paris Ouroboros

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. "As Paul Pines moves through two cities he reminds us that 'we go where we must to find / what we need.' And what he finds is plenty—plenty in all senses and for all the senses. From poems that hang out in the crazy costumes, poignant hilari...

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Reflections in A Smoking Mirror
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Reflections in A Smoking Mirror

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Poetry. "Infused with an eerily adept understanding of Latin American history and culture dating from the 15th century to modern times, their collective duende, REFLECTIONS IN A SMOKING MIRROR will come to stand as a monumental work and as a compani...

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