Paul Pines

grew up in Brooklyn, New York, became a merchant seaman, and spent 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. A second novel, Redemption, followed in 1997; then a memoir, My Brother’s Madness, in 2007. He has also published 10 books of poetry, including Taxidancing, Last Call at the Tin Palace, Reflections in a Smoking Mirror, and Divine Madness.