June Avignone

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[in progress]

· The Secret Little Ones Of Turtle Back Island

· On Going Home Again

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· What You Love Most On Mill Street

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[winner of an Allen Ginzberg Prize]

· The Cure We Wait For

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A Place Like Paterson
About The Writer
June Avignone is a writer currently working on a book of creative nonfiction and poetry called The Toll Collector’s Daughter: A Story in Pieces. She lives with her husband, painter Gregory Van Maanen, and four formerly feral cats in multiple timelines including Rochester, New York, the Bronx, and Paterson, New Jersey.

June has also worked as a daily news reporter and columnist covering city quality of life issues and for magazines like Fortune Small Business (The Progressive Entepreneur). While in Paterson, she was the editor of the Mill Street Forward, a city-based political and arts quarterly.

Her recent poetry has appeared in The Paterson Literary Review, Le Juste Mot, Lake Affect, Compressed and other publications. Her essays have appeared in The Sun and in various collections.