Hal Sirowitz


Hal Sirowitz is the former Poet Laureate of Queens, New York. His first book was Mother Said (Crown). His latest book is Father Said (Soft Skull Press). In between he wrote My Therapist Said, and Before, During & After.


Sitting Behind Cybill Shepherd

From West Village about , ,
Published on: 02/06/2010

My Semester With Ralph Ellison

From Greenwich Village about
Published on: 05/02/2009

You’re in the Quiet Car

From Across the River &Letter From Abroad about , ,
Published on: 10/09/2007

Yawning Prohibition

From Midtown about ,
Published on: 07/28/2007

The Iguana Incident

From Brooklyn &Park Slope about , ,
Published on: 12/31/2006

The Origin of Pickles

From Queens about
Published on: 07/26/2006

Getting More Than My Teeth Cleaned

From Outer Boroughs &Queens about
Published on: 11/10/2005

Monkey Bars For a Jail

From Astoria &Queens about
Published on: 11/03/2005

Two Stories About Teaching in Queens

From Outer Boroughs &Queens about ,
Published on: 09/29/2005

Knicks Notes: The Golden Age of Losing

From Clinton about
Published on: 12/04/2002


  • Father Said: Poems - Hal Sirowitz
  • Before, During, and After: Poems - Hal Sirowitz
  • My Therapist Said - Hal Sirowitz
  • Mother Said - Hal Sirowitz