Locally & Independently Published Poetry

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Kaveri Patel is a family physician, meditation and writing instructor, and author of three previous books of poetry and two journals.  She seeks to initiate meaningful change through fierce, tender presence. Her literary works have appeared in various corners of Earth’s eternal heart. Her poetry, publications, and classes can be found at wisdominwaves.com

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ISBN: 9780692628485
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Published: Kaveri Patel - June 5th, 2016

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Published in the US, Ireland and England, Kita Shantiris' poetry has appeared in AmbitCrannógPoetryQuarterly West,&nb

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ISBN: 9781936419517
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Published: Mayapple Press - May 10th, 2015

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Ziggy has lived in Santa Cruz for more than 40 years.  She is an Alumni of UCSC, with a degree in "Aesthetic Studies" and an emphasis on arts education.  As a student, she co-founded the children's literary and art magazine, Stone Soup.

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ISBN: 9780692539927
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Published: Self-Published - October 20th, 2015

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Rose Bruno Bailey is a poet/writer/blogger and author born on the winter solstice in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides on the coast of California. Her background is in theater with an emphasis on dance. Her life journey has taken her from New York to Los Angeles and she now resides in San Francisco CA. She is a poet/writer and a weight loss blogger, sponsoring charities as she loses weight and accomplishes her fitness milestones.

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ISBN: 9781515347149
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 3rd, 2015

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Donald Grant is a husband, cook, cat lover, high handicap golfer, and poet, usually in that order.
Living on the Central Coast of California, most days include a walk along the beach with his wife.
Raised as a military brat, he has lived in various parts of the United States, including several years in North Africa. During his life he has been an engineer, a minister, and self-proprietor. He loves to comment on life and when something attracts his attention, he will add his thoughts to his blog, Dr Don's Diatribe.


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ISBN: 9781943142064
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Published: D2C Perspectives - July 31st, 2015

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ISBN: 9781943142231
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Published: D2C Perspectives - May 18th, 2016

Author Bio: 

Before retirement Jack was a professor of speech communication at Foothill College in California. In a previous life he was a disc jockey. He always wanted to write serious poetry, but he was never quite able to pull it off. He got the idea for doing what he does from something his German Grandmother said when he was trying to fix the lamp in the living room: “Stop it! You’ll make the light verse.”



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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.
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ISBN: 9780917658440
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Published: Hip Pocket Press - October 1st, 2014

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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
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ISBN: 9781475187489
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - June 21st, 2012

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ISBN: 9781495382161
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - 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.

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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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