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June Avignone is a writer and editor with rose-colored glasses that fell off in the muck and is now in the process of being reassembled in a new and improved way. Her publications include A Peek Into The Secret Little Ones of Turtle Back Island (Synthetic City Publications); On Going Home Again (Synthetic City Publications); Downtown Paterson (Arcadia Publishing); Cianci Street: A Neighborhood in Transition (Italian Girls Press); Travelling Small Distances (Chantry Press); and A Place Like Paterson (Santa Rosa Publishing). She is currently working on a novel entitled Who's Afraid of William Carlos Williams? A Jersey Tale in Detachable Pieces [a work in progress]. Her recent essays have appeared in The Sun Magazine and the anthology Italian American Writers On New Jersey (Rutgers University Press). She is a former columnist for Fortune Small Business (The Progressive Entrepreneur) and was the editor of the Mill Street Forward, a city-based arts and political newspaper. She lives in Paterson, New Jersey, with her husband, painter Gregory Van Maanen, and her cats, Blackie and Little Girl.
Matchbook Cover from Honeymoon of Maria Mele and Americo Avignone
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