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Author: Dennis Barone

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).

America/Trattabili
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America/Trattabili

Bordighera Press

Literary Nonfiction. Barone's work portrays how Italian American authors of different times and generations negotiated this challenging terrain called America. From the immigrant pick-and-shovel poet Pascal D'Angelo sleeping in workers' camps and dr...

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The Disguise of Events
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The Disguise of Events

Quale Press

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 f...

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Field Report
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Field Report

Quale Press

Fiction. FIELD REPORT begins in affirmation and ends in doubt. Between start and finish there are archaic dictions and near-invented languages, simplistic jokes that a seven-year-old might tell and visions of what might be astonishments. One sentenc...

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North Arrow
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North Arrow

Quale Press

Fiction. NORTH ARROW is a collection of seventeen stories that traverse stylistic, emotional, and geographical landscapes. From New Jersey to the Netherlands to abstract poetic terrain, Dennis Barone places his characters in situations where they're...

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On The Bus: Selected Stories
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On The Bus: Selected Stories

BlazeVOX books

Fiction. "I love this book! Dennis Barone is a genius. The verbal, rhetorical, gestural, imaginative resources he orchestrates—or is it choreo-graphs?—or is it paints?—in ON THE BUS: SELECTED STORIES, exhilarate at every turn, and the turns (riffs, ...

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Parallel Lines
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Parallel Lines

Shearsman Books

Poetry. "Dennis Barone pays attention. His keen eye and ear let the luminousness of the ordinary detail light up even his most abstract ruminations, just as his sly humor lies in wait behind the most earnest of them. In these poems, you will for the...

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Precise Machine
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Precise Machine

Quale Press

Fiction. Prose Poetry. PRECISE MACHINE is a collection of poetic fictions that swell in multiple dimensions. These pieces take us around the globe and through history in an epic of moments large and small: a bike's flat tire, a moment of teenage com...

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Second Thoughts
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Second Thoughts

Bordighera Press

Poetry. Fiction. Art. A book of lyric essays and prose poems seeking truth through fragments and spectrums.

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Sound/Hammer
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Sound/Hammer

Quale Press

Poetry. Fiction. SOUND/HAMMER resides at the interface of poetry and prose. The first half of the book, "Sound," yields poems that question, and explore, the division between poetry and prose. Some poems embark on narrative flights; others are insis...

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Wag, Bound
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Wag, Bound

Jensen/Daniels, Publishers

Poetry. "The quiet village where Barone lives, with its tight-lipped locals and New England decorum, seems a suitable palette from which to draw ruminations about half-meanings, truncated logic, and the deception of language. In any case, it's clear...

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Walking Backwards
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Walking Backwards

Quale Press

Poetry. WALKING BACKWARDS is a collection of longer prose poems in which life seems to lean into the absurd to laugh, while quietly relishing the beauty of a private thought. Loosely organized around an Italian-American theme, the characters and voi...

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The Walls of Circumstance
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The Walls of Circumstance

Avec Books

Poetry. In Dennis Barone's THE WALLS OF CIRCUMSTANCE the reader finds a fossil, record of our contemporary cultural confusion. These pieces are witty, biting, and weighted with an intelligence that is impossible to ignore. They burn themselves into ...

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Waves of Ice, Waves of Rumor
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Waves of Ice, Waves of Rumor

Zasterle Press

Poetry. "A response/call to Desnos, Prévert, and the Great French Song heart of the mind and eye, a sculptural lozenge of words after Arp quiet as the silence after a rock fall resting isn't inattentive, but creates a slope a flask to continue with ...

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