George Guida's latest books are PUGILISTIC: Poems (WordTech Editions, 2015), THE SLEEPING GULF: Poems (Bordighera Press, 2015); SPECTACLES OF THEMSELVES: Essays (Bordighera Press, 2015), LETTERS FROM SUBURBIA: A Novel (The Sutton Press, 2013), THE POPE STORIES AND OTHER TALES OF TROUBLED TIMES (Bordighera Press, 2012) and NEW YORK AND OTHER LOVERS: Poems (Smalls Books, 2008). He has just completed a novel called THE CARRYING PLACE, and is at work on a book about poetry communities across America, called VIRTUE AT THE COFFEE HOUSE. He is also Poetry Editor of 2 Bridges Review and Professor of English at the City University of New York. Visit his Website at georgeguida.wordpress.com
They made the breaded mushrooms roadside, big bags of them like piecemeal promises of fullness in a five year-old’s greasy hands, on the way, I think now, from our suburb to a country playhouse where the first large world would always devour me.