John Joseph Petrolino III is currently a United States Merchant Marine working as an Engineering Officer. He attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy and received his Bachelors of Science in Marine Engineering and his Third Assistant Engineer’s Officer License. While attending the Para-military school, John found his call to write. Since the year 2000 John has been working on numerous projects ranging from his own poetry, short fiction and a co-written screen play, to working as an Associate Producer on an independent film (Indiscretion). Since 2004, John has done numerous Jazz Poetry readings (With David Amram, John DeWitt and Kevin Twigg) at LCK! 04, 05, 06 and 07, monthly readings at Cornelia Street Café in Manhattan and a reading at Georgian Court University in New Jersey. John also was a featured artist for the 2007 traveling sociology class: “Jack Kerouac Wrote Here: Crisscrossing America, Chasing Cool.”
His work has been featured in "The Idiom Magazine", "Eviscerator Heaven", "The Bradstock Journal", "Write On!! Magazette", "The Working Tools Magazine", "The Storm Generation Magazine" and on poetryvlog.com, identitytheory.com and wordriot.org. "Galleria", his first book of poetry was published in early 08. John was also featured on the newly released World Spirit film "Greenwich Village." John continues to work on his poetry and other works while aboard ship, traveling or at home.
pictured above from left to right:
John petrolino , John Ventimiglia , david amram & frank messina
december 2007 , reading at cornelia street cafe
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