Sirowitzs poems might be the channeled voice of Philip Roth in a state of catatonic dementia. -- Village Voice
These poems map the tangled terrain . . . of the American familyits complex relationships, its twisted fears...sad, disturbing, and funny. -- Details
About the Author
Hal Sirowitz is the author of two books of poems, Mother Said and My Therapist Said. He has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship is a 2003-2004 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow. In 2001, Sirowitz was named Poet Laureate of Queens, New York. His poems have been widely anthologized in collections such as Garrison Keillors Good Poems and in Poetry in Motion from Coast to Coast. He has performed on MTVs Spoken Word Unplugged, PBSs Poetry Heaven, and NPRs All Things Considered. Garrison Keillor has read Sirowitzs work on NPRs Writers Almanac. Sirowitz works as a special education teacher for the New York City public schools.