Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

Joseph Pinto is the author of the poetry collections  From My Front Steps (2021), Scotch and Scars (2020) and A Distilled Spirit (2018), the poignant novella Dusk and Summer (2008) and the horror novel Flowers for Evelene (2005) – as well numerous dark fiction tales; his unique voice has been showcased in a multitude of anthologies and magazines as well as individually published short stories.

He is known as the barflypoet – and yes, he really writes poetry from inside bars.

Indulge in Joseph’s work at

Follow him on:

Twitter: @JosephAPinto

Instagram: @joseph_a_pinto

Facebook: Joseph A. Pinto, barflypoet & author of dark fiction

YouTube (spoken word poetry): Joseph Pinto, the barflypoet

53 thoughts on “About

  1. rosereads says:

    Greetings Joseph,

    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster blog award. Please check via this link:

    As always I look forward to reading your blog and being inspired.


  2. Gwen says:

    Hi, Thanks for the follow! 🙂 Gwen

  3. Thanks for checking my blog out and in turn introducing me to yours 🙂 I look forward to reading more …

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hi, Green Eyed Geisha!! Welcome…and thank you very much in turn 🙂

  4. AR Neal says:

    Fabulous corner of the blogosphere you have here, sir. I will occasionally lurk. You have been warned 😯
    Oh, and thank you for lurking occasionally over in my corner of the blogosphere as well 🙂

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you! And lurk away, my dear! lol 🙂

      Your most welcome! Anytime you’re in need of something pertaining to your blog, don’t hesitate to tweet me @JosephAPinto or message me here at the Damned 🙂

  5. Karen Soutar says:

    Hello! I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award, for being so encouraging to me in this blogging and writing world. Yes, I know you won’t want to be called ‘Sunshine’, but there you go… 😉 Details can be found here: xx

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hey Karen!! What are you doing to me, ruining my image with sunshine & unicorns like this?? lol Thank you very much, I’ll look into these so-called happy details 😛

      1. Karen Soutar says:

        Now don’t get carried away – there were no unicorns! I guess we could change it to the Thunderstorm Blogger Award for you. That would suit your image better. 😉

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        I think you’re on to something now!! lol

  6. I love 3 things. My son, traveling and horror. This certainly is a great way to begin my morning. Thank you x

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hi Christa! I love 3 things: my daughter, horror and wanting to travel!! lol You are very welcome 😉

      1. Joseph Pinto says:

        Ssh, don’t let that secret get out lol 😉

      2. Okay I told no one… maybe.

      3. Joseph Pinto says:

        You devilish little thing, you!! lol

  7. Hey, I would like to award you with 2 awards. They were given to me and I was asked to pay it forward and I thought of you. Thanks for inspiring me as a writer, I really enjoy reading through your blog, If I get the time to read a book, yours is first on my list I PROMISE. Thank you for being so supportive too.

    xoxox I hope you find the time to accept them xoxo

  8. Prasad says:

    Just happened to run into your blog. You have got a beautiful space running here. Loved some of your write-ups. Its very subtle. I can see from the amazing quality of your writing that I shall very much enjoy your blog-space here.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much! Welcome aboard 🙂

  9. I’m really into this. Can’t wait to read more!

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much!

  10. Victoria says:

    Thanks so much for the follow Joseph! Awesome blog -:)

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hey Victoria! Thank you very much! 🙂 And you’re welcome 🙂

      1. Victoria says:

        You’re very welcome! -:)

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        We can be here all day with our ‘you’re welcome’s’ lol 🙂

      3. Victoria says:

        Yes we could…LOL 😀

      4. Joseph Pinto says:

        Give me coffee and I’ll wait you out! lol

      5. Victoria says:

        Oh, you’re on dude! We can drink ourselves under the table on coffee….LOL

      6. Joseph Pinto says:

        And then bounce off the walls together by our fifth cup! 😉 lol

      7. Victoria says:

        Oh yeah! Bouncing sounds like great fun…LOL

  11. Hey Joseph, I’m inviting you to the “My Writing Process, blog tour” I send you a few questions about your writing process, you answer them in a post and nominate a few other writers to join. if you’re interested, I’ll send you the full information. My post date is in 2 weeks so I would need to know your answer in about a week. You can email me at: ‘mikerites(at)’ – let me know if you’re interested

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hey Mike 🙂 Just bounced an email back at you!

  12. Joseph,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and read my blog, as well as for the follow today. I am grateful that you path crossed into mine, and I look forward to learning about your work.

    Congratulations on your success and recent tour. I’ve been to Scotland (as well as Inverness) myself. It’s a magical place. I hope you found some future inspiration in its unspoiled depths…

    Blessed Be,


    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hi Holly 🙂 Thank YOU for stopping by my neck of the woods – I hope you find me and my work intriguing enough to continue following and exploring 🙂

      And another big thank you for your support; I don’t know if you’ve read up on my book Dusk and Summer yet, but it holds a place very dear in my heart, and I hope it will serve to help others as well.

      Pleasure to meet you. Don’t be a stranger! 🙂

  13. Jayme says:

    Hey Joe. Just passed the torch onto you to show off a bit. Don’t feel obligated.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hi Jayme! 🙂 Thank you very much! But I don’t know what this is all about lol Please explain when you can; sorry, going nuts with my book tour!

      1. Jayme says:

        It’s an opp to show off one of your book characters. Just sending some folks to your site to check out your writing. 🙂 Enjoy your tour!

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        You’re a sweetheart, Jayme! Thank you!! 🙂

  14. Rika says:

    Your energy is contagious Joseph !!

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hi Rika! 🙂 Welcome aboard, and thank you very much! Good energy is always something you should be infected with 😉

  15. A pleasure to meet you Joseph. I’ve enjoyed the “entertainment” so far and plan to come back for more. Thanks for visiting and following my blog!

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Likewise, Bev 😊 you’re always welcomed here so grab a comfy chair 😊

  16. Heyyy Joseph ! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the follow. I must say, what an interesting page you have got ! It’s fantastic. Your writings are amazing and I look forward to reading more from you. Hope you would keep sparing time to read my poems. Please do visit again.

    My very best to you for all your endevours !

    Cheers !!
    Chhaya 🙂

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hey Chhaya! Thank you for the follow in turn! I appreciate it…and I certainly plan on reading your prose 🙂

      1. Thanks so much Joseph ! It’s a pleasure to connect with you 🙂

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        Likewise, Chhaya 🙂 Are you anywhere else (IG, Twitter, etc…)? 🙂

      3. Heyyy Joseph….I am too bad with using social media. I am on FB, but not as a poet. May be soon I will take a plunge into IG and twitter and then let you know. I just feel that it would require a lot of time to manage my posts on so many fronts. My hectic job schedule hardly leaves me with much time. Thanks for asking 🙂

      4. Joseph Pinto says:

        Trust me, I understand! I wish in a way that I wasn’t on any of them, but, we need to get our work out there somehow, someway 🙂

      5. I agree. I would soon give them a try. Thanks Joseph for being so encouraging 🙂

      6. Joseph Pinto says:

        You’re welcome! 🙂

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