Featured Author: C. Aloysius Mariotti

‘Scream into my Mouth as a Waterfall’ is an exploration into existence of the self and the ways memories evolve with time to define who we are.

Writing from various points of view in this riveting collection of poems and prose, C. Aloysius Mariotti sends readers on a journey into the deepest parts of the psyche, with many pieces an attempt to examine episodic darkness the author has seen, and lived, in this world.

With allusions to modern and classic mythology throughout, Mariotti delves into childhood trauma, adult anxiety, lost relatives, and desert landscapes in this dazzling debut collection.

Enjoy the selection, “lost american gospel of vincent de paul” from C. Aloysius Mariotti below. Preorders for, ‘Scream into my Mouth as a Waterfall” from Rhythm & Bones Press open January 1st, 2019.


C. Aloysius Mariotti was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Arizona. He studied creative writing at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he listened to a lot of Rush, Radiohead, and PJ Harvey. His work has been featured in Black Bough Poetry, Marias at Sampaguitas, Boston Accent Lit, and Dark Marrow, among others. He resides in Massachusetts with his wife Kristen and Westie Bella Francine. His first chapbook, SCREAM into my MOUTH as a WATERFALL, comes out March 2020 (Rhythm & Bones Press).