Snapshot Americana is creative non-fiction that looks into the eyes of the disadvantaged, with writings from 2006-2008.
It's about witnessing the privileged roll up their sleeves to make sure the less fortunate eat. It's about watching people battle for their values while those who mock stand no more than five feet away. Most importantly, it's about leaving that zone of comfort and exploring unfamiliar areas and circumstances: situations involving gentrification, infestation, police harassment, ways of self-governing; conversations with those who have suffered, and are still suffering, due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina; laborers on strike; and a unique discussion concerning the possibilities of global destruction with a woman who has been living on the street, across from the White House, since the Reagan Years...among many other things.
Jeff Musillo is a published poet as well as a visual artist who works both on canvas and in digital format. He has had exhibits throughout New York and his artwork was featured in the film The Heart Machine. He lives in Brooklyn.