Filthy Labors by Lauren Marie Schmidt / Curbstone Books / ISBN: 978-0810134690 / 104 pages / 2017 I was nursing another cold Peroni at a wobbly table at the Bowery Poetry Club when I first heard Lauren Marie Schmidt read “In Defense of Poetry,” the lead-off poem in her third collection, Filthy Labors. The turn on that free verse sonnet whipped me right out of my boozy … [Read more...]
About Eugene A. Melino
Eugene lives and writes in New York City. His poems have appeared in Contemporary Ghazals, Blue Lake Review, Burningword and Grape Press. He earned two degrees from New York University and later attended the Writers Studio, founded by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz, where he was a member of Phil's master class. For many years, Eugene worked as a corporate writer but now devotes his writing efforts entirely to poetry, fiction, and essays.