Though I’ve recently begun posting some of my published work so it can be found more easily, or at all, on the web, Bitter Conceits is a blog page I initially established so that I could write a bit more seriously about such matters as cross my mind that I might once have actually published, when there were sufficient venues in which to do so, or, after that, dumped in posts on social media, where I’d never see them again. I’m also interested in making the rubric “i before e except after c” a lasting and significant part of my life.
Feel free to contact me here or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My biography (copy and deploy at will):
Vince Passaro is the author of the novels Crazy Sorrow (Simon & Schuster 09/2021) and Violence, Nudity, Adult Content (Simon & Schuster, 02/2002), as well as numerous short stories and essays published over the last 35 years in such magazines and journals as The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Times (London) Sunday Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, The Village Voice, The New York Observer, Esquire, GQ, and Harper’s Magazine, where he is a contributing editor. His work also has appeared in many distinguished literary journals, such as Agni, Open City, Boulevard, Story, New American Writing, and online at salon.com and mrbellersneighborhood.com. His numerous book reviews as well as his culture and film criticism have been published in dozens of daily newspapers and weekly and monthly magazines — a large, sad portion of which are now defunct. He has taught literature and creative writing at New York University, Columbia University, Hofstra University, and Adelphi University.