Dean Kostos’s collection—Pierced by Night-Colored Threads—was published by MadHat Press. His previous books include This Is Not a Skyscraper (recipient of the 2013 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, selected by Mark Doty), Rivering, Last Supper of the Senses, The Sentence That Ends with a Comma, and Celestial Rust. He co-edited Mama’s Boy: Gay Men Write about Their Mothers and edited Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry (its debut reading was held at the United Nations).
His work has appeared in over 300 journals, including The Bangalore Review (India), Boulevard, Chelsea, Cimarron Review, The Cincinnati Review, Mediterranean Poetry (Sweden), Southwest Review, Stand Magazine (UK), Vanitas,Western Humanities Review, and on Oprah Winfrey’s website Oxygen.com. His libretto, Dialogue: Angel of Peace, Angel of War, was performed by Voices of Ascension. His literary criticism has appeared on the Harvard University Press website and Talisman. A multiple Pushcart-Prize nominee, and a finalist for the Gival and Jot Speak (UK) awards, he has taught at Wesleyan, The Gallatin School, and CUNY. His poem “Subway Silk” was translated into a film and screened in Tribeca and at San Francisco’s IndieFest. He presented his paper—“Schemes and Schemata: Endless Play”—and read his poems at the Mahindra Humanities Center of Harvard University.School, and CUNY. His poem “Subway Silk” was translated into a film and screened in Tribeca and at San Francisco’s IndieFest. Dean Kostos’s memoir, THE BOY WHO LISTENED TO PAINTINGS, was recently released by Spuyten Duyvil.