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John Soltes

John Soltes is a journalist who works in New Jersey. For the Rail, he has written pieces on Nigerian Catholic priests and the tug boat business.


Aboard the tugboats churning through New York harbor are workers who push and pull with their hands and their lives. Their mission is expediency. Their goal is to get home safe to the families and dry clothes they left on land.

From Nigeria to America, in Search of God

The priest was called by the hospital in the middle of the night. A patient was gravely ill. An anointment was needed.

In Memory: Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter was an inspiration—if not a model—for many theater artists working today. What follows is just a small sample of the ways Pinter's work has influenced us all.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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