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Steven Parlato

Steven Parlato

Author's Bio

Steven Parlato, writer and Assistant Professor of English, lives in CT with his wife and two children. His poetry appears in Freshwater; Volume 5, of MARGIE: The American Journal of Poetry; Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review; Pirene's Fountain, and Peregrine. Steve’s flash fiction was nominated for a Readers’ Choice Award on the website, 55 Word Stories. His poem, “Her absence shows,” won 3rd prize in CT Poetry Society’s 2007 Brodine/Brodinksy Contest, appearing in The Connecticut River Review, 2008. Steve has been a featured poet at The Wednesday Night Poetry Series in Bethel, CT and in poetry readings at Burgundy Books in East Haddam, CT; the Bradford Mansion at Avery Point, Groton; and Lemon 'n' Lyme Gallery, Old Lyme, CT. His YA novel, THE NAMESAKE, which won a 2011 Tassy Walden Award for New Voices, is due January 18, 2013, from Merit Press, a new Imprint of F+W/Adams Media. Steve is represented for fiction by Victoria Marini of Gelfman Schneider Literary Agency.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Namesake (Adams Media, 2013)
Journals:
Borderlands, Connecticut River Review, Freshwater, Margie, Pirene's Fountain
Prizes:
3rd prize CT Poetry Society’s 2007 Brodine/Brodinksy Contest; Winner: 2011 Tassy Walden New Voices in Children's Literature Award, Young Adult Category for manuscript, JUNIOR, to be published as THE NAMESAKE, January, 2013.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Beautiful Assassin by Michael C. White, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Favorite Books:
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak, Stumbling into the Light - Edwina Trentham, Animal Farm - George Orwell, The World According to Garp - John Irving, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
Favorite Authors:
Edwina Trentham, Markus Zusak, John Irving, Chris Crutcher, Li-Young Lee, Cortney Davis, David Sedaris, Edwidge Danticat, Derek Walcott, Gerard Manley Hopkins

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Listing last updated: September 8, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Waterbury, CT
Raised in:
Waterbury, CT
Agent:
Victoria Marini

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