How to Be An American Series poem at Burlesque Press

And here we are, on the other side of big roll over from 2013 to 2014.

Hopefully we all made it.

And here’s a nice way to start out the year – with a poem – published by the fine folks at Burlesque Press. It’s from the How to Be An American series that I’ve been working on entitled We Can Stand the Sound of Progress Like Jackhammers and Chainsaws But We Do Not Feel Our Neighbor Has the Right to Disturb Our Peace.

It’s based on a true story about me, in the snow, late at night, after a wee bit too much wine, yelling at the guys driving the plow in my pink fuzzy pajamas with skulls on them. Needless to say, a good time was had by all.

Many thanks to Burlesque Press for giving this poem a home.

Peace Love and Starbursts,


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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