Photo credit: Jennifer Piazza

B.A. Van Sise


Current City, State, Country

New York, New York, USA

Birth City, State, Country



B.A. Van Sise is an author and photographic artist focused on the intersection between language and the visual image. He is the author of two monographs: the visual poetry anthology Children of Grass: A Portrait of American Poetry with Mary-Louise Parker, and Invited to Life: After the Holocaust with Neil Gaiman, Mayim Bialik, and Sabrina Orah Mark.  He has previously been featured in solo exhibitions at the Center for Creative Photography, the Center for Jewish History and the Museum of Jewish Heritage, as well as in group exhibitions at the Peabody Essex Museum, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the Los Angeles Center of Photography and the Whitney Museum of American Art;  a number of his portraits of American poets are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. His short nonfiction and poetry have been featured in Poets & Writers, The North American Review, Nowhere, the Los Angeles Review, Tupelo Quarterly, The Southampton Review, Eclectica, and The Intrepid Times, and he is a frequent reviewer of poetry and photography titles for the New York Journal of Books. He is a 2022 New York State Council on the Arts Fellow in Photography, a Prix de la Photographie Paris award-winner, and an Independent Book Publishers Awards gold medalist.

Published Works

Photography & Text
Invited to Life: After the Holocaust (Schiffer, 2022)
Children of Grass: A Portrait of American Poetry (Schaffner, 2019)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works


Fordham University

Languages of Publication(s) and Poets Translated

Italian, Ladino

Subject Matter