Marty and Ed: Fiction --- Edward Maitino | Numéro Cinq
Edward Maitino is one of those unsung, mostly unpublished, really interesting writers who should be known more than he is. He was a student in a graduate writing class I led at the University at Albany-SUNY, either in 1999 or 2000, I can't remember, almost comically earnest, dressed for business, but also the best pure writer in the class, with a Raymond Carver-ish instinct for capturing the epic sadness of families and alcoholism. Whenever I get a chance, I publish him.