Author Reading: Mike Maggio, LETTERS FROM INSIDE

Mike Maggio has published fiction, poetry, reviews and Arabic translations in journals and anthologies in the United States and abroad. Currently, he is the Northern Regional Vice-President for the Poetry Society of Virginia.  He is also an associate-editor at Potomac Review and recently served as a judge for the Oregon Poetry Association’s annual poetry contest.

LETTERS FROM INSIDE is a collection of stories that defy logic and yet tap into unrecognized truths about modern society: a twenty-first century vision of existential dysphoria. Heavily influenced by Kafka and Gogol, Mike Maggio confronts realities that stare us daily in the face, realities we blithely ignore as we blindly go about our daily lives.
A woman sacrifices her children to save herself in an act of desperation. A political prisoner succumbs to his worst fears in a struggle to survive. A politician disappears in the midst of a reelection campaign only to be replaced by a cockroach who has assumed his likeness.

Written over a period of 30 years, this collection of stories gathers the best of Maggio’s work, including the critically acclaimed SUDDENLY, THERE WAS HAROLD, which has been called his masterpiece.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
2200 N. Westmoreland Street
Arlington, VA 22213
Letters From Inside: The Best of Mike Maggio Cover Image
ISBN: 9781925965223
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Published: Vine Leaves Press - October 1st, 2019