Alfonso Colasuonno believes in dreaming big. A New York native, he left the city to study Creative Writing at Beloit College, in Wisconsin...that's a state, in case you haven't heard of it. While there, he was privileged to learn from such masterful writers as Bei Dao, William Least Heat-Moon, Clint McCown, and Francesca Abbate.
After graduating, Alfonso embarked on a career as an educator. He taught in the New York City public school system as a Teaching Fellow. He later joined the staff at Monroe College.
After helping inspire the foundations for others' success during his six years as an educator, Alfonso knew a change was in the air - it was time to establish his own path. Delving headfirst into a sojourn in rural Pennsylvania, he embarked on a literary career via alternative presses. His work has since appeared in journals alongside Pulitzer Prize nominees, he has read alongside many talented voices at New York's Stoops to Nuts monthly storytelling spotlight, and he’s been commissioned to write screenplays for various production companies. His writing includes poetry, short fiction, and screenwriting, along with countless freelance and ghostwriting assignments. Alfonso is currently writing a book on the history of the unicorn for The Unicorn Archive.
He has also delved into acting, filmmaking, visual art, photography, comedy, drug policy reform activism, and the creation of various endeavors geared at assisting aspiring writers.
A lifelong activist, he has worked extensively in drug policy reform, environmental activism, and social justice. “For all my artistic and professional ventures, I’m an activist at heart. My goal has always been to do right, to do what I can to help the world move forward. I can’t imagine a better project to be a part of to do just that.”
Alfonso is honored to be a part of the OFAF team as the writer chronicling Old Forgotten Art Found: Repairing History - Exclusive Evidence of the Lost Masterpieces. The blend of excitement, activism, and adventure that are the hallmark of OFAF resonates deeply with him.
“With hard work and persistence, any goal that you set out to achieve is not only possible, it's probable.”
“Life is short. Make every day count. Live as if tomorrow doesn't exist.”