LOU ORFANELLA

P.O. Box 605
Somers, NY 10589
Phone: 
845-519-7983

Author's Bio

I am the author of more than twenty books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama. I have done over 100 public readings and workshops and have taught writing at the middle school, high school, and college levels for thirty years. My freelance work has appeared in many national and regional publications including English Journal, Teacher Magazine, World Hunger Year Magazine, Discoveries, and The New York Daily News.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Allurements and Lamentations
(Fine Tooth Press, 2006)
, Composite Sketches
(Fine Tooth Press, 2004)
, Excursions: Poetry and Prose
(Fine Tooth Press, 2007)
, How I Happened
(March Street Press, 2005)
, In a Flash: Twenty-One Short Short Stories
(March Street Press, 2007)
, Manhattan Equinox: A Novel
(Fine Tooth Press, 2012)
, Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear
(Fine Tooth Press, 2008)
, Permanent Records
(Argonne House Press, 2003)
, Seven Pointed Compass
(The Last Automat Press, 2013)
, Streets of New York
(Pudding House Publications, 2007)
, Summer Rising, River Flowing
(Pudding House Publications, 2003)
, The Last Automat
(Argonne House Press, 2001)
, The Sun Cannot Decide
(The Last Automat Press, 2011)
Chapbook: 
Maybe Tomorrow: Flash Fiction
(March Street Press, 2011)
, Overcoming Brain Anarchy: Achieving Inner Peace Through Writing
(The Last Automat Press, 2014)
, The Burning Mystery Continues in the 21st Century: Stories and Poems
(The Last Automat Press, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
Quarterfinalist in Annual StoryPros Screenplay Awards Contest for Inner Yarns, a screenplay inspired by my short stories. English Journal Annual Literary Festival, first place in poetry division. Former semifinalist for New York State Teacher of the Year.

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: 
Bronx
Raised in: 
Carmel, NY
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Last updated: Jul 04, 2016