In addition to his photography work, Van Sise is both a published author and translator. His written work has earned him residencies at Millay Arts, Serenbe and the New York Public Library.

Published and Scheduled Literary Work:


"Children of Grass: A Portrait of American Poetry" (with foreword by Mary-Louise Parker)- Schaffner Press/IPG (full length illustrated book, 186pp, 2019) Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

"Invited to Life: After the Holocaust" (with essays by Dr. Mayim Bialik, Neil Gaiman, and Sabrina Orah Mark) -Schiffer Publishing (full length illustrated book, 224pp, 2022)

"Four Quartets: Poetry in the Pandemic" - Tupelo Press (contributor; full length illustrated book, 250pp, 2020)

"The Year" - Crack the Spine Press (contributor; anthology of short non-fiction)

Travel Essays:

"A Thorn or Two" - Intrepid Times (travel essay- Kosovo)

"Can You Hear Me Now?" - Nowhere Magazine (travel essay- Outer Mongolia) | featured on The Rumpus

"A Treasured Guest" - Intrepid Times (travel essay/humor- Kazakhstan)

"We'll Kill a Man in the Morning" - Intrepid Times (travel essay- Oklahoma)

"Tokyo Rising" - BuzzFeed News (travel essay/humor-Japan)

"The Hostile Mirror" - Atlas Obscura (travel essay - Sardinia)

"High Water" - Wanderlust Magazine (travel essay- Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)

"Daytime Effects" - River River (short travel essay- Great Smoky Mountains)

"Stuffed Reindeer for Sale" - Intrepid Times (travel essay- Arctic Finland)

"Blow Something Up" - Intrepid Times (travel writing suggestions)


"Faux Pas" - The Southampton Review (memoir)

"A Life Worth Dying For" - The Intrepid Times (creative non-fiction)

"The Infinite Highway" - The Intrepid Times (creative non-fiction)

"From Parents the Same" - The North American Review (essay)

"Body Language"- Poets & Writers Magazine (essay)

"That Others" - Tupelo Quarterly 

"No One's From Nowhere" - Eclectica (creative non-fiction)

"Sometimes for Love" - Newfound (creative non-fiction)

"Salvation"- Stonecrop Magazine (creative non-fiction)

"The Night Shift"- Stonecrop Magazine (creative non-fiction)

"Spandex World" - River River (creative non-fiction)

"Bombed at Pearl Harbor" - As You Were (creative non-fiction)

"1000" - Stonecrop Magazine (essay)

"Lost, in Translation" - Collateral (military creative non-fiction)

"The Monks of Manhattan" - Photo Brigade (essay with photographs)


"Natural Attraction" - The Los Angeles Review

"The Best Cake Ever Made in Nassau County" - Pirene's Fountain

"Suddenly in Mourning" - Pirene's Fountain

"Baseball"-Rattle, finalist for the 2022 Rattle Poetry Prize


"Hoping You Are Too" - The MacGuffin (fiction)

"To Whom It May Concern"- Virga Magazine (fiction hybrid)

"Back From a Four Week Cruise Down the Nile"- 42 Stories Anthology (fiction)

"New Voice Memo"- Ripples in Space (fiction)


"Strange and Charm" - Fordham Magazine (flash nonfiction, profile)

"Next Year"- Fordham Magazine (flash nonfiction, news)

"La Bocce Vita" - Fordham Magazine (flash nonfiction, travel)

Reviews and Criticism:

Reviews in The New York Journal of Books

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