Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Afterword by Antonino D'Ambrosio. BROKEDOWN PALACE is Maggie Dubris's ode to St. Clare's, the Hell's Kitchen hospital where she worked as an EMT for more than 25 years, until it closed. She weaves together prose and verse, memory and reportage, documents and testimonies into an epic ride that takes in the crumbling Times Square of the 80s, the parade of odd characters that passed through, the ad hoc expedients demanded by a hospital without funds, and then the crushing onslaught of AIDS. Her book is absorbing, funny, lyrical, and transcendentally sad, a stunning poetic monument to a New York City that no longer exists
Maggie Dubris is a writer and sound artist based in New York City. For 25 years she worked as a 911 paramedic in the Times Square area. Much of her work draws on that experience. Other books by Maggie include In The Dust Zone (Centre-Ville Books, 2010), Skels (Soft Skull Press, 2004), Weep Not, My Wanton (Black Sparrow Press, 2002), WillieWorld (Cuz Editions, 1999), and BROKEDOWN PALACE (Subpress, 2019).
Author City: BRONX, NY USA