Short Works at a Glance




by Mark Spano



A Feast of Narrative 3: An Anthology of Short Stories by Italian American Writers:

“Peckerwoods & Altar Boys”

• A Feast of Narrative 2: An Anthology of Short Stories by Italian American Writers:

“The Presence of the Dead”

Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal pages 62-64:

“Mardi Gras with Greg”

• Ovunque Siamo – New Italian-American Writing:

Veronica’s Veil, part 1

• Niveous, page 25:

“Vitia in My Gaze”

• Chaleur Magazine:


• Long Island Literary Journal:

  1. “Marty’s House”
  2. “Falling in Love with Straight Guys”

• Ovunque Siamo – New Italian-American Writing

Excerpts from Kidding The Moon



Times of Sicily: 

Three installments from Sicily: Land of Love and Strife, A Filmmakers Journey (formerly The Sicilians)

We The Italians:


BOOK REVIEWS by Mark Spano

(beginning with most recent)

Leap of Faith, A Memoir by Emanuele George Scalco

Cucina Tipica: An Italian Journey and Cucina Romana: Another Italian Adventure by Andrew Cotto

The Paletti Notebook: Darren Priest Mysteries Book 3 by Dick Rosano (scroll to the end of the page)

Revolutionary Letters: 50th Anniversary Edition by Diane De Prima

Polermo, City of Kings: The Heart of Sicily by Jeremy Dummett

That Undeniable Longing: My Road to and from the Priesthood by Mark Tedesco

Trapped:  The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster by Karen Tintori

Ghosts of the Belle Epoche: The History of the Grand Hotel et des Palmes, Palermo by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards

She Seduced Me by Mark Tedesco

The Invention of Sicily: A Mediterranean History by Jamie Mackay

Count Four by Keith Kopka

Freud’s Haberdashery Habit & other stories by Mike Fiorito

Understanding Italian Opera by Tim Carter

Towers of Aging by Joseph A. Amato

Lampedusa by Steven Price

The Color Inside a Melon by John Domini. Plus: Mark interviews the author.

My Three Sicilies: Stories, Poems, and Histories by Joseph A. Amato

The King of Love and Other Fairy Tales – a selection of Giuseppe Pitre’s Sicilian collected fairy tales   

Birds of Sicily Poems by Michelle Reale

The Hunger Saint by Olivia Kate Cerrone

Italy to the North End: Photographs, 1972–1982 by Anthony V. Riccio

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