Justin Sirois

Justin Sirois is founder and co director of Narrow House, an experimental writing publishing collective. He received Maryland State Art Council grants for poetry in 2003 and 2007 and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. BlazeVOX Books recently published his first book, Secondary Sound. Currently, Justin is trying to find a publisher for his latest novel written in collaboration with Iraqi refugee Haneen Alshujairy about displaced Iraqis living in Fallujah in April of '04. His new chapbook of short stories will be published by Publishing Genius in 2009. He also designs for Edge Books.

Grants, Awards, and Acknowledgment

Book Slut review of Secondary Sound 2008

JMWW Journal review of Secondary Sound 2008

Baltimore City Paper interview for Secondary Sound 2008

Maryland State Art Council Grant for individual achievement (highest honors) 2007

Social Security Administration - Deputy Commissionerís Team Award 2006

Social Security Administration - Associate Commissionerís Citation 2006

Served on the City Paper Poetry Contest panel 2006

Served on the Baltimore City Arts Grants panel 2006

Second Place Baltimore Writersí Alliance Poetry Contest 2004

Maryland State Art Council Grant for individual achievement 2003


Publications and Collaborations


Deleted scenes from Falcons on the Floor

Publishing Genius, 2009


Secondary Sound

Full length book of poetry and fiction

BlazeVOX Books, 2008


Co-Curator of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Franz West symposium


Baltimore Museum of Art audio tour along side writers

David Simon (HBO, The Wire), Raphael Alvarez, Michael Kimball 2008


Silver Standard

Chapbook of poetry

Newlights Press 2006