Short Works at a Glance




by Mark Spano

(For future book reviews and other publications, see Upcoming Events.)



• 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)

Back to Basics in Basicò


BOOK REVIEWS by Mark Spano

  1. Italy to the North End: Photographs, 1972–1982 by Anthony V. Riccio
  2. The Hunger Saint by Olivia Kate Cerrone
  3. Birds of Sicily Poems by Michelle Reale
  4. The King of Love and Other Fairy Tales – a selection of Giuseppe Pitre’s Sicilian collected fairy tales   
  5. My Three Sicilies: Stories, Poems, and Histories by Joseph A. Amato
  6. The Color Inside a Melon by John Domini. Plus: Mark interviews the author.
  7. Lampedusa by Steven Price
  8. Towers of Aging by Joseph A. Amato
  9. Understanding Italian Opera by Tim Carter
  10. Freud’s Haberdashery Habit & other stories by Mike Fiorito
  11. Count Four by Keith Kopka
  12. The Invention of Sicily: A Mediterranean History by Jamie Mackay
  13. She Seduced Me by Mark Tedesco

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