DellaRocca has had work in literary journals since 1980
including "Having A Wonderful Time, An Anthology of South
Florida Writers" (Simon & Schuster), Seattle Review, Nimrod,
Poet Lore, Wisconsin Review, Long Island Quarterly, Apalachee
Quarterly and Chiron Review. His work can be seen on the
Web at Crania, Cross Connect, The Free Cuisenart, Spoken
War Café, Melic Review and many other sites. DellaRocca
is an assistant editor for Poetrybay.com and the Florida
correspondent for About.com's Museletter. President of the
Hannah Kahn Poetry Foundation and a Pushcart Prize nominee,
DellaRocca is an assistant editor for four weekly newspapers.
He has work forthcoming in Laurel Review and Sunstone. He
is working on book-length ms of poetry based on songs by
The Beatles. Born in Bay Shore Long Island in 1954, DellaRocca
moved to South Florida in 1966. His first poems were published
in 1970. As president of the Hannah Kahn Poetry Foundation,
he has hosted poetry readings and workshops by Denise Duhamel,
Lyn Lifshin, Enid Shomer, Janet Holmes and Nick Carbo. He
is bringing George Wallace to South Florida for a lecture
and a reading of his work in Sept. 2001 and will host Albert
Goldbarth in Nov. 2001.
of Summer" and "Vignettes" are from LIQ. "The Healer" was
printed in Poet Lore. "The Wonderful Viola Player," was
published in Chiron Review and nominated for a Pushcart
Prize. "The Finger," "Framed" and "Black Out" have not been
published, nor have the last three poems -- "Nowhere Man,"
"The Green Bottle in the Window" and "To Eleanor " -- from
a book of poems based on Beatle songs. "I'll probably title
the book, - "Beatlesongs." I doubt I'll do all 180, but
so far I have about 25."