Ray DiZazzo has published fiction, poetry and criticism in commercial and literary magazines, newspapers and books. He is the recipient of the Percival Roberts Book Award and the Rhysling Award and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. His work has been anthologized in “Contemporary Literary Criticism” and other publications. In addition, he has published four books of poetry: Clovin’s Head, Red Hill Press, 1976, Songs for a Summer Fly, Kenmore Press (Chapbook), 1978; The Water Bulls, Granite-Collen, 2009, and The Revlon Slough, 2Leaf Press/University of Chicago Press, 2018. His newest book,Tropic Then, a collection of poems, short stories and images is scheduled for publication in February, 2022 rom 2Leaf Press/The University Chicago Press.
This piece has been previously published in The Revlon Slough.