Ron Singer

For forty-four years, Ron Singer ( was a teacher and writer. Since he became a half-time teacher in 2001, then retired from teaching (after 44 years) in January 2008, he has published about 150 pieces in several genres and numerous magazines, e-zines, and newspapers. For instance, fiction/satire has appeared in big bridge, The Brooklyn Rail, 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, Gander Press 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 for performed operas, Rimshot (about Pete Best, of the Beatles) and Deeds (real-estate swindles in Maine).

Recent highlights: A Voice for My Grandmother (Ten Penny Players/ bardpress, chapbook, second printing October 2007, 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 Brooklyn Rail, Cantaraville, Defenestration, Gander Press Review, Great Works (UK), Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, and Paper Street; The Second Kingdom (Cantarabooks LLC, March 2009, an e-book of three long stories, two reviews).

Singer is currently working on a book of interviews with pro-democratic activists in Africa.