Poetry. In THE DISGUISE OF EVENTS, a chaos of assorted experiences and references resolve themselves into a heap of strange voices and conundrums. Outsiders and critics chime in mercilessly like a rowdy crowd awaiting an execution; scenes stand in for other scenes in eclectic flashes—nymphs are forced to inhabit body after body—all as if to assert that "choice remains ever out of our control." "The sentences link and make a puzzle or a map or a path in the wilderness, nevertheless a familiar wilderness turned strange"—Peter Ganick.
Dennis Barone's work has appeared in the Chicago Review, The Prose Poem: An International Journal, and Quarter After Eight, among others. Barone has edited numerous collections and published several books of fiction, including Temple of the Rat and Echoes. In 1992 he held the Thomas Jefferson Chair, a distinguished lecturing award in the Netherlands. He currently teaches at St. Joseph's College in Connecticut. Quale Press has published many of his works: SOUND/HAMMER (2015), FIELD REPORT (2011), NORTH ARROW (2008), PRECISE MACHINE (2006), WALKING BACKWARDS (2002), and THE DISGUISE OF EVENTS (2002). He is also the author of THE WALLS OF CIRCUMSTANCE (Avec Books, 2004), PARALLEL LINES (Shearsman Books, 2011), AMERICA/TRATTABILI (Bordighera Press, 2011), ON THE BUS: SELECTED STORIES (BlazeVOX [books], 2011), and SECOND THOUGHTS (Bordighera Press, 2017), and co-editor of ESSAYS ON ITALIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE (Bordighera Press, 2012). Author City: WEST HARTFORD, CT USA