I am a multidisciplinary writer, editor and creative consultant specializing in works of fiction, poetry, culinary memoir and creative non-fiction. As a trained chef and writer, I have spent time working in all aspects of publishing and the restaurant and hospitality business — in kitchens, copy rooms, bookstores, bars and boardrooms.
Story Book suspends and electrifies narration mid-creation. [Piccinnini] explores narrative of self-imposed amnesia, bloody encounters at home and on the road, Oedipal rage, suburban cocoons and the anxiety of marriage, male sexuality and therapy sessions gone awry, Catholic school and homosociality, confrontations with love, death, and surveillance, and of course, the purported cure-all of worst-case scenario guides.
– Rita Banerjee, Los Angeles Review of Books
Story Book shows us how the poet's conception of a text as self-sustaining can inform the genre of the novel or novella. Like different sections of a long poem, these chapters form a mosaic that suggests new ways of thinking about thinking about the world and writing.
– Stephan Delbos, BODY
Like Ashbery he sees the basic insufficiency, the crying shame in the peculiar anti-phenomenon called time and in what still receives the name of “self."
- Calvin Bedient, "Best Poetry Collections of 2015"
Acquisitions Editor for a small, experimental literary press. Editing. Developmental Editing. Design.
Books edited: nineties by Lucy Ives; Sorites by Lawrence Giffin; Eating and Speaking by Astrid Lorange
Award-winning writer, with decades of experience in creative and editorial development, project management and publishing. Focused on clarity in content ideation and solutions-based problem solving.
Books of poetry: Blood Oboe (Omnidawn, 2015).
Books of fiction: Story Book: a novella (The Cultural Society, 2015).
Magazine and Journal Publications : The Academy of American Poets, Antioch Review, BODY (Prague), The Brooklyn Rail, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Diner Journal, Edible Jersey, Jacket Magazine (Australia), Lana Turner, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Nat.Brut, The New York Times, Prelude, Rachael Ray Every Day, Seattle Review, Tupelo Quarterly, The Volta and Verse — among others.
Anthologized Publications: The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare
Books edited included: Navigating Technomedia: Caught in the Web by Sam Han; Let Nobody Turn Us Around: An African American Anthology by Marable Manning; Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology by Thompson, William E., Hickey, Joseph V., Thompson, Mica L; Sports Fan Violence in North America by Jerry M. Lewis;
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Children's author and experienced editor specialising in literary fiction, children's fiction, non-fiction. Former English Literature prof
Does your writing need fixing? Fiction, nonfiction, poetry--I can doctor the lot. 40 years of editorial healing under my belt.