Joseph Di Prisco is the commander of the comic turn, the pasha of absurd hyperbole. No need for an appointment—the satrap will see you now.
Don Bogen, author of An Algebra
 In this elegant but pocketable edition, passionate bibliophile Michael Ross has curated 106 favorite literary quotes from the collection of over 1500 well-read books on his shelves—but this isn't your typical rehashing of Bartlett's quotations. Michael Ross brings together men, women, love, sex, money, and death from such a new perspective even the authors themselves will probably find this book useful and insightful. 

Sightlines From the Cheap Seats

by joseph di prisco

Sightlines from the Cheap Seats is the latest book of extraordinary poetry by prize-winning poet Joseph Di Prisco. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carl Dennis has praised Di Prisco’s “strong and original voice.” Dean Young, Pulitzer Prize-finalist, wrote that “addressing unquenchable longing and the shadows of death and failure, the lyric engines of [his] poems propel us with vital combustions”; his work “is proof of the presence of a large, funny, and indefatigable spirit.”








Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book
Paperback, March 14 2017: ISBN: 978-1-945572-52-4
US $15.95 | Poetry

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Joseph Di Prisco is the acclaimed author of novels as well as memoirs, the most recent of which is The Pope of Brooklyn, the follow-up to the celebrated Subway to California. Born in Brooklyn, he now lives in Northern California. He is the Chair of the Simpson Family Literary Project He can be reached at