Thomas Fucaloro

Thomas Fucaloro

The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Thomas Fucaloro has been on six national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a co-founding editor of Great Weather for Media and NYSAI press. He is an adjunct professor at Wagner College where he teaches world lit and advanced creative writing. He is a writing coordinator at the Harlem Children’s Zone and lives in Staten Island. His latest chapbook, There is Always Tomorrow was released in 2017 by Mad Gleam Press.

Let her house be a bushel of things
growing, fingers reaching, crying
their way from out of the soil
laughing makes way to sky

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my poems
suck
the nausea the adage
that comes from being
sober

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Rain makes me
Hulk. Makes me
lightning.

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