Poetry. "Jerome Sala's cheeky, splashy poetry seems never to be in a bad mood: he sails through profound political and historical issues with a tone of insouciance that—like an erudite carnival-barker's—successfully lures us into the tent. Indeed, THE CHEAPSKATES has a Cecil B. DeMille fullness, each of its sideshows masterfully spacious within close quarters. I hear in Sala's voice the lovable sound of a storyteller-trickster who wants to beguile listeners into a reverie with no strings attached."—Wayne Koestenbaum
Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA
Jerome Sala is the author of many cult classics, including Look Slimmer Instantly (2005), RAW DEAL (1994), I Am Not a Juvenile Delinquent (1985), Spaz Attack (1980) and Prom Night (2011), a collaboration with artist Tamara Gonzales that features a sequence of his goth/horror poems. His most recent collection of poems is THE CHEAPSKATES from Lunar Chandelier Press (2014). His writing has appeared widely in publications such as The Best American Poetry, The Nation, Rolling Stone, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Boundary 2, The Brooklyn Rail, The World, and many others. Sala has a PhD in American Studies from New York University. He maintains the blog espresso bongo, on "poetry, pop culture, and everyday life," and lives and works in New York City.
Reviews and Other Links
David Lehman @ The Best American Poetry blog