Tag Archives: Brooklyn

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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Stevieslaw: Twittering for Millions

Stevieslaw: Twittering for Millions In my old neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn in the seventies, you couldn’t question anyone above the age of 13 and not learn that making money was easy if you knew someone at the racetrack. Not so … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Cousin Myron and the boys of summer.

It was the kind of spring day that has you smiling, singing and whistling in tune with the birds and the bees. The neighborhood children could feel it and, if you were paying attention, you could see it in the … Continue reading

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