Paul Rabinowitz

Poet, Fiction Writer, Spoken Word Artist

New Jersey US

Author's Bio

Paul Rabinowitz is an author, screenwriter, photographer, founder of ARTS By The People and an adjunct professor teaching career building in the arts at Fairleigh Dickinson University. His work is often intertextual, and frequently thematically centered upon the process of art-making through varied forms and pathways. His novel Confluence, integrates dance, photography and prose, and limns the boundary separating exterior and interior artistic motivation, between the murky, transient process of finding truth in art, and the flux and flow of interpersonal relationships. His work is concerned with the connection between the dream world and the conscious one, between shadow and light. Confluence stems from Rabinowitz’s 2020 novella The Clay Urn. Rabinowitz is co-writer with Brittney Bertier of the TV pilot called Bungalow, author of the book of poems called truth, love and the lines in between and a chapbook of nonfiction called Grand Street, Revisited.

His photography, fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction appear in magazines and journals including The Sun Magazine, New World Writing, Courtship of Winds, Arcturus-Chicago Review Of Books, Evening Street Press, Grub Street Literary Journal, The Montreal Review, The Metaworker, Wilderness House Literary Review, The Writing Disorder, Talking River Review, The Oddville Press and elsewhere. Rabinowitz was a featured artist in Nailed Magazine in 2020 and Mud Season Review in 2022 and Apricity Press in 2023. He was nominated for the Maria Mazziotti Gillan Literary Service Award. He is the author of Limited Light, a book of prose and portrait photography, which stems from his Limited Light photo series, nominated for Best of the Net in 2021. His poems and fiction are the inspiration for 8 award winning experimental films, including Best Experimental Short at Cannes, Venice Independent Film Festival, Oregon Short Film Festival, Jersey Shore Film Festival, Paris Film Festival and RevolutionMe Film Festival. Rabinowitz has produced mixed media performances and poetry films that have appeared on stages and in theaters in New York City, New Jersey, Tel Aviv and Paris. He is the founder of The Platform, a monthly literary series in New Jersey, and Platform Review, a journal of voices from The Garden State. Rabinowitz’s videos, photography and poems appeared in his first multi medium solo exhibit, Retrospective With Reading Glasses, at CCM Gallery in 2022.

Publications & Prizes


The Clay Urn (Main Street Rag, 2020)


truth, love and the lines in between (Finishing Line Press, 2023)

Spoken Word

Villa Dei Misteri (2022)
Little Gem Magnolia (2021)
The Gift (2020)
Unknown Author (2020)
Grand Street, Revisited (2019)
In The original Language (2019)
Prizes won: 

Limited Light Photography Series, Best of The NET (2020)
Writer of the following films:
Little Gem Magnolia (2021)
Winner, Best Experimental Film, Oregon Short Film Festival (Oregon)
Honorable Mention, International Poetry Film Festival (Hollywood)
Semi-Finalist, Best Short Festival (Ontario, Canada)
Magnolia Moon (2022)
Winner, Best Experimental Film, Venice Shorts Film Festival (Venice, CA)
Winner, Best Experimental Short, Paris Independent Film Festival (Paris, France)
Nominee, Best Experimental Short, Montreal Independent Film Festival (Montreal)
Villa Dei Misteri (2021)
Winner, Best Experimental Short, RevolutionME International Film Festival (NYC)
Winner, Best Sound Design, RevolutionME International Film Festival (NYC)
Semi Finalist, Best Short Fest (Ontario, Canada)
Best Narrative Short, Shortie Film Festival (NYC)
The Lines In Between (2023)
Winner, Best Experimental, Cannes International Shorts Film Festival (Cannes, France)
Nominee, Best Experimental Short, Berlin International Art Film Festival
Poems In Morning Light With Cat (2023)
Nominee, Best Experimental Short, Berlin International Art Film Festival
Winner, Best Experimental Short, Jersey Shore Film Festival


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New York, NY
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Livingston, NJ
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Last update: Sep 04, 2023