By Neeli Cherkovski
The Crow and I:
Neeli Cherkovski continues his poetic exploration started with his PEN Award winning Leaning Against Time, followed by From the Canyon Outward and now with his The Crow and I. Cherkovski, again opens the window to the self as he takes us deeper into his search of time, reason, redemption and love. In this, the third in his series of poetic memoirs, Cherkovski reflects on his sexuality, the lives he has touched and been touched by, and his love of his adopted city, San Francisco. Cherkovski, now a reluctant elder, has found his place in the garden. A place where friends of every sort are welcome to sit, rest their wings, sip a cappuccino and share a life time of wonder with the poet forever in full flight.
Praise for The Crow and I
SF Chronicle - Interview Cherkovski, The Crow and I
The Talisman - Review, study, and in-depth examination of Neeli Cherkovski
- the poet, mentor, scholar and his work The Crow and I
By Neeli Cherkovski
From the Canyon Outward:
With his new collection, Neeli Cherkovski continues the exploration
started with his award winning Leaning Against Time. He once again opens the window to
the self and takes us deeper into his search for reason, redemption and love - Cherkovski
takes us on a journey through his innermost being, leading us From the Canyon Outward.
Praise for Neeli Cherkovski
By Ann Menebroker.
Introduction by W.S. Gainer.
the Wormwood Review poems:
Ann Menebroker's - tiny teeth, the Wormwood Review poems, chronicles the challenges of a young woman as she struggles, fights and loves her way through a decade and a half of life. The poems are tough, soft, bold, shy, playful and often sensual to the point of being erotic. Ann caresses the moments of her life with a language so honest and a voice so clear that you can feel the warmth of her breath on the page. These poems remain as relevant today as when first written - a testament to the wisdom of Marvin Malone's editorial judgment and the strength of Menebroker's work.
Named- One of the 80 Goddamned Good Things of 2004
by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and Byron Coley
Arthur Magazine, Bull Tongue, Issue
15, March 2005, USA
Sandwich by A.D. Winans
Rattlesnake Press by B.L. Kennedy
Poetry Now by Carol Frith
- BookZen by
By Todd Cirillo, W.S. Gainer and Will Staple.
Introduction by Ann Menebroker.
Roxy is After Hours Poetry; when the lights go down and the memory of last call has faded into the exhaled smoke of a bummed cigarette - Roxy comes to life. The poems are rooted in the street, caress (no Slam!) the frailties of the human relationship, lean toward the erotic and show that honest poetry, feelings and emotions, cannot be confined by political correctness. In fact, Roxy is not a politically correct collection. Cirillo, Gainer and Staple don't tell those gentle lies.
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