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The Mating Calls of the Dead

Earlier this year I signed a contract with Black Lawrence Press for my fourth book, a collection of poems entitled The Mating Calls of the Dead. It’s a highly personal tour through the voices and experiences of grief, a way of looking into the mirror and outwardly at the world, and mostly, an effort at […]

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It Takes 16 Victories to Win Lord Stanley’s Cup

Tonight the “upstart” Washington Capitals face the Tampa Bay Lightning in game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. For all my writer friends who aren’t sports people, that’s hockey. The toughest game to play, and play well, and maybe the easiest game to fall in love with. I don’t know when I fell in love […]

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The Birth of a Novel, and a Novelist, Part 1

Today is the official release day for my new novel, PANORAMA, published by Little, Brown & Co. This is a dream I’ve had ever since high school, and today is truly one of those second beginnings. And I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t hoping that this book will be seen, and […]

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Panorama

"Fast-paced, energetic, searing..." --Daniel Alarcón, author of Lost City Radio

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Little Black Daydream

Steve Kistulentz's second book of poems, Little Black Daydream, is a chronicle of postcapitalist America. With a precise ear for the American patois, it addresses the uncertainty of the future at the exact moment when those questions are at the forefront of our culture.

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The Luckless Age

Steve Kistulentz’s The Luckless Age stands at the end of the nuclear era, bridging the Cold War’s age of anxiety and the false hope of “morning in America.” It’s a landscape populated by the forgotten and marginalized, reported from the mosh pit and the boardroom, the bedroom and the bar. Its voice emerges above the white noise of modern broadcasting to paint a portrait of America at once brutal, honest, and yet hopeful at its core.

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