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

Published and Scheduled Literary Work:


"Children of Grass: A Portrait of American Poetry" - Schaffner Press/IPG (full length illustrated book)     Amazon | Barnes & Noble

"A Feast for Five" (full length travel memoir) 

Travel Essays:

"No One's From Nowhere"- Eclectica Magazine (travel essay-Tunisia)

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

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

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

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


"Faux Pas" - The Southampton Review (memoir)

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

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

"Going Elsewhere"- fstoppers (essay)

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

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

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

"1000" - Stonecrop Magazine (essay)

"The Amazon River"- Crack the Spine's The Year Anthology (creative non-fiction)

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


"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)


"Abstract Questions and Abstract Answers" - Fordham Magazine (interview)

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