Anthony ILacqua


Anthony ILacqua, although born in Castro Valley, California has called places like Tucson, AZ, Portland, OR and Denver, CO home. He holds a Master of Fine Arts of writing at Goddard College. He is a professional writer striving for continual improvement in his work by use of all educational opportunities, and persistent pursuit of publications. He co-founded Umbrella Factory Magazine where he works as the editor in chief.

Anthony ILacqua's official statement: "As a writer it's about getting it gone. It's about doing it. It's about finally finishing that sentence or even finishing that novel. Just to have work, well, that's great. I've talked to people who want to be writers. I don't really understand that, but okay, I do like to talk about writing. They ask me, me of all people, how to be good writers. You can't be a good writer, no one can. You put the pen to the paper or the fingers to the keys and go. You do. You write and then write some more and eventually something good will come out of it. It gets easier, and it becomes that institution you get chained to. If you have to be changed to an institution, shouldn't it be of your own creation?
So how is it done? Well, commit to it. Make unrealistic goals and stressful deadlines. It seems to work for me. Drink plenty of coffee. Get into a routine. Go. Go. Go. If you put your mind to it, you can do anything. And eventually, if you can meet all of your deadlines, then you'll hopefully collect a paycheck. If your mom is anything like mine, add a zero to the end of it."

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Undertakers of Rain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,180. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Urban
Not even the most wicked person lacks moments of righteousness. And indeed, of the people they meet along their journey, not all righteous people are without wickedness.
Dysphoric Notions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,310. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
A bartender, a loose lawyer, a bookstore owner, a drought crusader, and a traveling chef grace the streets of Dysphoric Denver in this novel of latent self-realization and loss.
Cockroaches and Geese
You set the price! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
A poetry collection in three parts broken down geographically: New Orleans, Denver and Tucson.

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bar fights    bartending    cold war    denver    diners    finance degree    heartbreak    new orleans    parties    poetry    tucson    veterans