Jerome Badanes was a novelist, poet, and screenwriter who died in 1995 at age fifty-eight. A professor at Vassar, Sarah Lawrence, and SUNY Purchase, Badanes was born and raised in Brooklyn. He won an Avery Hopwood Award for Poetry at the University of Michigan and spent much of the sixties as an antiwar activist, staging street theater.

Books in order of publication:

The Final Opus of Leon Solomon – 1990

Open City #5: Change or Die – 2000

Long Live a Hunger to Feed Each Other: Poems – 2007