Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Stevieslaw: Zippo—new poem

My poem Zippo was just published by Algebra of Owls. Here is the poem: Zippo I was six when the corner hardware store caught fire. We were chased from our apartment by smoke and heat and the staccato pop of … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: New poem published at Thimble Magazine

My poem, I am the younger brother, was published by Thimble Magazine today.  Here is the poem and the link: http://ThimbleLitMag.com I am the Younger Brother The envelope arrived today. You penned 969 for 696 and that simple error from … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Leroy

My poem, Leroy, was just published in the Ghost City Review.  Here is the link   https://ghostcitypress.com/october-2018-1/   and the poem: LEROY It was right after the rent-a-cop— with his fine-tuned sense of self-preservation made his tattooed self scarce, that … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Cold Sweat

  Here is the link and the poem.  Type in my name in the search box to find the poem. http://www.dimeshowreview.com.   Cold Sweat They finished stitching you at 2 A.M. The crowd at the ER spilled out into the … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Why I am not a vacuum cleaner salesman and footnotes

Why I am not a vacuum cleaner salesman* Some people sell vacuum cleaners, door to door. I do not. I was out late last night, celebrating my 15th birthday with Richard Levine1. We set all the garbage cans behind the … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Uncle Arthur goes round the bend.

Stevieslaw: Uncle Arthur goes round the bend. I remember it very clearly. It was in February of 1958 that the family convened at my grandma Ada’s apartment on Riverdale Avenue in Brooklyn for an emergency Cousin’s Club meeting. The kids … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Bert the Turtle

Stevieslaw: Bert the Turtle Those of us of a certain age remember “Duck and Cover.” In my case, I learned it at PS 165, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, NY—less than ten miles from a projected ground zero. We … Continue reading

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