The Language of Men isn't just a beautifully written memoir about a Vietnam vet father and the complicated legacy he leaves to his son; it's also a disturbing, brutally honest, darkly funny meditation on masculinity, violence, and sexuality.
"...an impressive debut from a young writer..."
"D'Aries is a writer to watch."
"HOLD THE PHONE, kick down the door, and yell from the rootops of all those blue-collar American towns that give birth to so many of our artists: a new one is among us, and his name is Anthony D'Aries. This man writes like Charlie Parker played the alto sax, with grit and verve and a willing free-fall into hard-won illuminated truths."
-ANDRE DUBUS III
WINNER - PEN/New England Discovery Award
WINNER - New England Book Festival
WINNER - Silver IPPY
FINALIST - Fourth Genre's Michael Steinberg Essay Prize
Anthony D'Aries is the author of The Language of Men: A Memoir (Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press, 2012). His essays have appeared in Solstice, The Good Men Project, Shelf Awareness, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. In 2011, Anthony was selected as Randolph College's Emerging Writer-in-Residence. For the past six years, he has taught literacy and creative writing in correctional facilities. As Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program at Regis College, he teaches courses in creative nonfiction, writing as community service, and copyediting as well as freshman composition. Recently, Anthony was appointed to the board of PEN/New England as Director of the Freedom to Write Program, which offers writing workshops for marginalized populations in prisons, halfway houses, and shelters. Anthony is currently the nonfiction fellow at The Writers' Room of Boston.