was a teacher and writer for forty years. Since he became a half-time teacher in 2001, and then retired from teaching in January 2008, he has published about 150 pieces in several genres and in numerous magazines, e-zines, and newspapers. For instance, fiction/satire has appeared in
big bridge, diagram, elimae, Ellipses,
ghoti, Oregon Literary Review, Willow Review, and
Word Riot; journalism, (about Africa), in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists,
The Georgia Review, open democracy, Poets & Writers, and
The Wall Street Journal; and poetry, in Borderlands: The Texas Poetry Review,
Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Poetry Midwest, Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream,
The Windsor Review and (also) Word Riot. Singer wrote the Introduction to
Vanity Fair (Bantam Books) and two librettos that became part of performed operas,
Rimshot (about Pete Best, of the Beatles) and Deeds (real-estate swindles in Maine).
Other News from Ron Singer:
A Voice for My Grandmother (October 2007, Ten Penny Players/bardpress, chapbook, second printing, ten reviews); Featured Poet,
New Works Review (Fall 2008); three poems, Poetic Voices Without Borders-2 (2009, anthology); more writing up, out, or forthcoming at
The Avatar Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Cantaraville,
Defenestration, Gander Press Review, Great Works (UK), and
Paper Street; The Second Kingdom: Three Novellas (March 2009, Cantarabooks LLC, e-book, three reviews).
Singer is now working on a book about pro-democracy activists in Africa (Africa World Press/Red Sea Press). His website can be found at www.ronsinger.com.