Author Archives: RNz

And When They Met, It Was Murda

Finally got my hairy hands on the latest issue of Murdaland Magazine with my story in it. During my weekly trip to my cavernously empty P.O. Box I decided to stop off at St. Mark’s Bookstore. It had been listed … Continue reading

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Another E-Quiz

The theory behind these things is that you learn a lot of little things about your friends and family. Apparently, it is important to know every trivial detail about the people in your life. What are we, Homeland Security? But … Continue reading

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Murdaland, Soon

Got news today from the editors at Murdaland Magazine that their new issue is out, with my story “Roachkiller” in their slick, literary crime fiction pages. I plan to inveigle all my friends to buy multiple copies. Or bribe them … Continue reading

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Doing Time on Shelter Island

This picture accurately describes my overnight stay at the Moran hacienda the weekend after Labor Day. It is missing only the sand in my shoes and the wonderful breakfast I had to eat very, very slowly the next morning because … Continue reading

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E Quizzical

Just wanted to keep this some place so when I get it yet again in my inbox I can refer people here. 1. Any nickname? Richie (also formal name), also Rich and Chee 2. Mother’s name? Richie’s Mom 3. What … Continue reading

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Why Nuyorican? Why Nuyorican Obituary?

“Nuyorican” is a portmanteau of “New York” and “Puerto Rican” — and it’s a term used to describe those of Puerto Rican descent born and raised in the Greatest City in the World. It was sometimes used pejoratively, I believe, … Continue reading

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State of Poem Movie Thing

I’m featured in here, somewhere close to the beginning, for about 7 seconds. But who’s keeping track? My segment was filmed right outside of Cornelia Street Cafe. My hair’s way too short, but I think the grungy beard was coming … Continue reading

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