The Kent State University Press
David J. Citino’s Paperwork is a collection of previously published essays, pieces of memoir, and poetry set within the borders of Ohio. A native of Cleveland, Citino has lived in Ohio all his life.
Citino’s prose casts light on his poetry, and his poetry helps the reader understand his prose. The whole becomes a meditation on thirty years of serious writing and reading by someone very much the product of his environment. Citino’s work attempts to show the impact and relevance that poetry and prose can have on an individual and makes a case for poetry from his own perspective.