Julian Gallo lives in New York City. His poetry has been published in over 40 journals throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. His poetry books include “Standing On Lorimer Street Awaiting Crucifixion” (Alpha Beat Press 1996), “The Terror Of Your Cunt Is The Beauty Of Your Face” (Black Spring Press 1999), “Street Gospel Mystical Intellectual Survival Codes” (Budget Press 2000), “Scrape That Violin More Darkly Then Hover Like Smoke In The Air” (Black Spring Press 2001), “Existential Labyrinths” (Black Spring Press 2003), “My Arrival Is Marked By Illuminating Stains” (Lulu Press 2007), “Window Shopping For A New Crown Of Thorns” (Lulu Press 2007), “A Symphony of Olives” (Propaganda Press 2009) and “Divertimiento” (Propaganda Press 2009). His fiction includes the novels “November Rust” (Lulu Press 2007) and “Nadería” (Lulu Press 2011). He is also playing bass for New York City singer/songwriter Linda La Porte.
Some favorite authors include Henry Miller, Juan Goytisolo, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, Hubert Selby Jr., Charles Bukowski, Massimo Carlotto, Niccolo Ammaniti, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Juan Carlos Onetti, Mario Benedetti, Federico Garcia Lorca, Reinaldo Arenas, Pier Paolo Pasolini and about a billion others. A voracious reader, my tastes run the gamut, everything from Literary fiction to Poetry to Noir and just about everything else in between. "A good book is a good book", no matter what the genre.