Writing With A Publisher

You’d think that landing a sweet publishing deal would squash any trace of writer’s block, and you’d be wrong.

New Author Blogging

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My Twitter Life: Listen To This Month’s #NJPOET Corner via @vmspod

Gil Roth of The Virtual Memories Show talks with Charles Bivona about his evolution on Twitter.

In the Backseat of a Bigot

It was several years before I joined her Dominican family, when I found myself in the backseat of a bigot.

Doing My Laundry With Jimmy Carter

“I’m no expert,” she reminded me for the second time in the conversation, “but life used to be about what you did for other people.”

On the Phone w/ #njpoet

At a lecture, presentation, orientation, whatever, quietly speed tapping notes into a word-processing app on my phone.

Occupy Killed the Media Star

It was a simple shot—casual, yet dynamic. The reporter would speak his lines while strolling through Zuccotti Park. But Zuccotti Park was not cooperating.

Phil Donahue Gave Me Writer’s Block

I walked into the NJ Peace Action annual dinner, a notebook in my hand, my head full of activism.

My New Political Place

My new apartment is located in the 5th Congressional district of New Jersey. The representative for this district is Joshua S. Gottheimer.

Find the Poetry in This Shit Storm

My publisher wants me to be a leading voice, a guiding light through this mess for my readers.