grew up in Brooklyn around the corner from Ebbets Field and spent the early sixties on the Lower East Side of New York. In 1970, he opened The Tin Palace, a very hip and successful New York Jazz club which became the setting for his novel, The Tin Angel (Wm Morrow, 1983). Redemption (Editions du Rocher, 1997), a second novel, is set against the genocide of Guatemalan Mayans. My Brother’s Madness (Curbstone, 2007) a memoir, has received wide critical acclaim. He has also published seven volumes of poetry: Onion, Hotel Madden Poems, Pines Songs, Breath, Adrift on Blinding Light, Taxidancing, and Last Call at The Tin Palace . He edited a Tribute to Argentine poet Juan Gelman in the summer issue of The Café Review (2009). The 5th Symphony, with settings of his poems composed by Dan Asia, was performed by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra in November, 2008. He lives in Glens Falls, New York, where he practices psychotherapy and hosts the Lake George Jazz Weekend.