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Author Bio: 
Curt Anderson lives in Ben Lomond, California with his wife Julie. He started writing poetry when he was at San Francisco State University, where he ultimately received an MA in Creative Writing. His work has appeared in several literary journals, including Poetry, Barrow Street and Poetry East. He claims that writing poetry is his attempt to understand why nature is trying to kill him.
$15.00
ISBN: 9780917658440
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Published: Hip Pocket Press - October 2014

Author Bio: 
William J. Rewak, S.J., is a Jesuit priest who received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Minnesota in 1970.  He served as President of Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California from 1978 to 1988, and President of Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama from 1989 to 1997.  He was also Director of the Jesuit Retreat House in Los Altos, California for many years and intermittently taught poetry at Santa Clara, Spring Hill, and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.  He is currently Chancellor at Santa
$11.00
ISBN: 9781475187489
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Published: Createspace - June 2012

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ISBN: 9781495382161
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Published: Createspace - March 14th, 2014

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Eugene Siegel is the author of Moe Berg Memorial's Offbeat Guide To Recovery. He grew up in the old Jewish Weequahic section of Newark, New Jersey, and lives in the central coast of California.

$20.99
ISBN: 9781493147298
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Published: Xlibris Corporation - January 22nd, 2014

Author Bio: 

I never was practical or particularly interested in following a career or a profession. After earning degrees in Art, I continued in a state of wanting mostly to be myself, meaning I needed time to create. While I conformed to the usual expectations, the intensely personal experiences that connect me to the universe are poetry, painting, literature, and music. I consider my relationship with these as my true biography.

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Dr. Guy Standard was born on a farm near Trinidad, Colorado, he left without graduating from high school, served four years in the military as a medic, read a great deal during his enlistment, was admitted "on probation" to UCLA and earned a B.A. in Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in English. He writes novels, plays, poems and songs. 

$29.95
ISBN: 9781935807063
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Published: Stansbury Publishing - October 2012

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SKU: ACOUSTIC

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Dane Cervine’s new book is entitled How Therapists Dance, from Plain View Press (2013), which also published his previous book The Jeweled Net of Indra.  His poems have been chosen by Adrienne Rich for a National Writers Union Award; by Tony Hoagland as a finalist for the Wabash Poetry Prize; a Second Place prize for the Caesura Poetry contest; twice a finalist for, and the 2013 winner of the Atlanta Review’s International Poetry Prize. Dane’s work has appeared in a wide variety

$14.95
ISBN: 9781935514220
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Published: Plain View Press - January 30th, 2013

Author Bio: 
Bert Glick, nationally known poet, is also playwright, performer, and producer.
$12.95
ISBN: 9780964737358
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Published: C.C. Marimbo - September 14th, 2013

Author Bio: 
Michael Roddy is an artist and arts educator in poetry, film, oral history and theater. He is the playwright of a produced play, “Looking for Words”, which deals with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a family, and co-adapted, with his wife, Maria, a theatrical version of Victor Villaseñor’s Rain of Gold.

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SKU: RESCUED

Author Bio: 
J. Kellogg Burnham born in 1916 in Portland, Oregon, spent early childhood in Idaho and emigrated to prosperous California before the crash of 1929. Was a brilliant student at Belmont High School and later at UCLA from which he graduated. Served his country during WWII and was honorably discharged at the end of the conflict.
$9.95
ISBN: 9780615801421
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Published: Self Published - May 1st, 2013

Author Bio: 
Pamela O’Shaughnessy is a Harvard-trained lawyer who, after sixteen years of legal practice, turned to fiction and poetry. She and her sister Mary have written fifteen books of suspense and mystery which have sold over eight million copies worldwide. Eight of their books have been New York Times bestsellers.
$31.25
ISBN: 9781611701197
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Published: Robertson Publishing - May 2013

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