Poetry. THIEVES IN THE FAMILY appear by day and night in gardens, dreams, encounters with the dead whose spirits transcend the web and weft of time. These poetic vignettes are captured with a cinematographer's eye, laced with a love of dialogue, and an endless fascination with stories heard on subways, planes, in kitchens, and in foreign countries. Corridors of arrivals and departures bring together a seemingly disparate cast of colorful and rich characters who have more in common than one would think—a collection of postcards from working-class Queens to the Global Village.
Maria Lisella's work appears in Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada). Her poetry has appeared in many literary journals in print and online including Fox Chase Review, Liqueur 44 (France), New Verse News, The New York Quarterly, The Paterson Literary Review, and Skidrow Penthouse. She is the co-curator for the Italian American Writers Association readings at Cornelia St. Café and Sidewalk Café. She lives in Long Island City with her husband Gil Fagiani, a poet, translator and writer.Author City: LONG IS CY, NY USA