Paul Pines

New York-based writer Paul Pines has published several books of poetry and collaborated with composer Daniel Asia. Pines works as a psychoanalyst and also hosts the Lake George Jazz Weekend.

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Paul Pines grew up in Brooklyn around the corner from Ebbets Field and passed the early sixties on the Lower East Side of New York. He shipped out as a merchant seaman, spending 1965-66 in Vietnam, after which he drove a taxi and tended bar until he opened The Tin Palace in 1970, the setting for his novel, The Tin Angel (1983). Redemption (1997), a second novel, is set against the genocide of Guatemalan Mayans. My Brother’s Madness (2007) a memoir, has recently enjoyed wide critical acclaim.

Pines has also published seven volumes of poetry. He has translated and published poems by Nicanor Para and Roque Dalton, and edited a tribute to Argentine poet Juan Gelman in the summer issue of The Cafe Review (2009).

Paul Pines lives in Glens Falls, New York, where he practices as a psychotherapist and hosts the Lake George Jazz Weekend.

–extracted from Paul Pines’ website

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