Paul Pines


Author's Bio

PAUL PINES grew up in Brooklyn around the corner from Ebbets Field and passed the early 60s on the Lower East Side of New York. He shipped out as a Merchant Seaman, spending part of 65/66 in Vietnam, after which he drove a cab until opening his Bowery jazz club The Tin Palace, the setting for his novel, The Tin Angel. Redemption, a second novel, is set against the genocide of Guatemalan Mayans. My Brother’s Madness, a memoir, explores the unfolding of intertwined lives. He has published thirteen books of poetry: Onion, Hotel Madden Poems, Pines Songs, Breath, Adrift on Blinding Light, Taxidancing, Last Call at the Tin Palace, Reflections in a Smoking Mirror, Divine Madness, New Orleans Variations & Paris Ouroboros, Fishing On The Pole Star, Message From The Memoirist and Charlotte Songs. His essays have appeared in Notre Dame Review, Dissent, Golden Handcuffs Review, ABR, and Numero Cinq, etc. Poems set by composer Daniel Asia appear on the Summit label, and opposite Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai, in his 5th Symphony recorded by the Pilsen Symphony. Pines is the editor of the Juan Gelman’s selected poems, Dark Times/ Filled with Light. He lives with his wife, Carol, in Glens Falls, NY, where he practices as a psychotherapist and hosts the Lake George Jazz Weekend.

Publications and Prizes

Charlotte Songs
(Marsh Hawk Press, 2016)
(Marsh Hawk Press, 2012)
, Fishing on the Pole Star
(Dos Madres Press, 2014)
, Last Call at the Tin Palace
(Marsh Hawk Press, 2009)
, Message from the Memoirist
(Dos Madres Press, 2015)
, My Brother's Madness
(Curbstone Press, 2007)
(Dos Madres Press, 2013)
, Reflections in a Smoking Mirror
(Dos Madres Press, 1992)
, The Tin Angel
(Morrow, 1983)
Big Bridge, Exquisite Corpse, Golden Handcuffs Review, Numéro Cinq

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Brooklyn, NY
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Last updated: Oct 03, 2016