Come Spend a Long Weekend with your writing

Join me at the best writing workshop in the nation!!! Murphy Writing of Stockton University presents its annual Winter Prose + Poetry Getaway. January 17 - 20th, Seaview Hotel, Galloway, NJ I will be teaching the Creative Writing Sampler with Mimi Schwartz and Laura McCullough. Special Guests: Pulitzer Prize Winner Yusef Komunyakaa and Guggenheim Fellow... Continue Reading →

LOCATION CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT

August 23, 2019: Featured Poet at Poetry Alive & Aloud @ Big Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, Mt. Airy Village, Philadelphia, PA, 7pm hosted by Mike Cohen and sponsored by Mad Poet’s Society LOCATION CHANGE Mt Airy Nexus, 520 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia. Sponsored by:

Movie Sex by Joe Costal

This poem originally appeared in the 2018 Featured Poets Anthology from Moonstone Arts. Buy a copy here. It also includes work by Toni Libro and Joel Dias Porter. I’ve only had movie sex once.   The kind I watched on TV as a kid.   Seamless Cinemax sex.   Posed limbs, sweating breaths and whispers.      Our bodies moved in sweeping motions.   ... Continue Reading →

Read my newest short story…

"Puncher, America and the Fake-Ass Jordans" appears in the Spring 2019 issue of Glassworks Magazine.  Please also see my piece ABOUT writing the story for Looking Glass.  And finally, if you'd rather let me read the story TO YOU.

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