The American Dissident: Literature, Democracy & Dissidence


Editor's Books and Manuscripts

It has been next to impossible for the editor to get his writing published. One could easily say, yeah, that's because the writing sucks. Or one could also examine what most publishers seem to be looking for and conclude they are not looking for hardcore criticism against the established order to which most of them belong.

 

DISSIDENT X. A 150p unpublished compilation of Conversations with the Established Order and Other Parodias de Discursos and Diálogos con Sordos). For excerpts, read on...

 

OIL OF VITRIOL. Selected Poems. Petroglyph Press. 2009. 60-page chapbook of highly critical poems. $10.  For excerpts, read on...

Oil of Vitriol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Où c’qui faut pas/WHERE A POET OUGHT NOT.  2008. Gival Press. 170pp bilingual French/English... both versions written by the editor. Poems and several essays. $15. For excerpts, read on...

Where a Poet Ought Not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSCENDENTAL TRINKETS. Unpublished 150p manuscript. Writing from and critical of Concord, Massachusetts. This is a 170-page unpublished manuscript of "Open Letters to Henry David Thoreau," broadsides, poems, journal notes, essays, satirical cartoons and watercolors. For excerpts, read on...

 

THE POET. Unpublished 735-page autobiographical novel. Highly critical of poets, academics, and society in general. For an excerpt, read on...

 

TOTAL CHAOS:  Behind the Scenes of a National Blue-Ribbon High School. 2001. People's Press. 315-page autobiographical novel. $12. For an excerpt, read on...

 

BERTHING. Unpublished 160-page autobiographical novella of life onboard a US Navy destroyer. For an excerpt, read on...

 

BERTHING. Unpublished 60-page, three-act play. 

 

SUBURBANITICA: Journal of a Citizen Lost in Alienation in America. Unpublished 300-page, autobiographical nonfiction novel critical of suburban life in Concord, Massachusetts. For an excerpt, read on...

 

LOSER: Whistleblower On The Unemployment Line. Unpublished 300-page, autobiographical novel critical of America. For an excerpt, read on...

 

YEAR OF THE CITIZEN. Unpublished 75-page, three-act play critical of a public college in Massachusetts. For an excerpt, read on...

 

BACKSEAT PROFESSOR. Unpublished 300-page, autobiographical novel critical of a private upstate New York college, written in 1991. For an extract, read on...

 

ESSAYS IN AND OF FUTILITY. 1,500 pages of essays (many published) critical of higher education, poetry, literature, and America in general. For an extract, read on...

 

Literary Cartoons. 1,000 highly caustic literary cartoons. Louis Bourgeois of Vox Press was going to publish a manuscript of P. Maudit cartoons and even sent a proof copy, but now the years are slowly passing and nada.