David Messineo is among the 25 longest-serving independent literary magazine publishers and poetry editors in America who is still active in both capacities. He is a rare three-consecutive-year winner in the national American Literary Magazine Awards in the 1990s, a recipient of the New Jersey State Jefferson Award for Public Service in 2009, and recipient of the Dwyer Award for Journalism in New Jersey History in 2011. Mr. Messineo is the author of eight published poetry collections: First Impressions, Suburban Gothic, A Taste of Italy, A Taste of Brazil, Restoration, Formal, The Search for the Sapphire Robe, and now Historiopticon. He has been a featured poetry reader in all 21 NJ counties; in all 50 states; and on six of the seven continents His poetry has been published in literary magazines on four continents. His ninth book, Trailblazer, is due out circa 2021-22.