The Reverberations from 9/11 Seem Likely To Continue For Many Years at Camel Saloon

This is the cover of Culture Shock: USA, a book that is supposed to help acclimate new immigrants to the customs and etiquette of America. It’s also full of sweeping generalizations about the country that I live in, some of which are so true, I don’t know if I should a laugh or cry. It’s been fascinating and inspiring to read.

So I started writing a chapbook of poems entitled How To Be An American. The title of each poem is a line or two lifted from the book.

And the very lovely Russell Streur over at Camel Saloon agreed to publish this one about the after effects of September 11th.

Peace, Love and Poetry,


By Ally Malinenko

I live in Brooklyn which is good except when it’s not which is horrid. I’ve been writing for awhile, and have some stuff published and some stuff not. I don’t like when people refer to pets as their children and I can’t resist a handful of cheez-its when offered. I have a burning desire to go to Antarctica, specifically to the South Pole so I can see where Robert Falcon Scott died. I like to read books. I like to write stories and poems. I even wrote some novels. You can read them.

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