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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
FRANK CHERRY R.I.P.
Another friend gone. Frank Cherry was a multi-talented human, perhaps best known for co-authoring THE GRIEF RECOVERY HANDBOOK. But to me, especially in the years I lived in Southern California and in my visits back, he was the sweetest, coolest, kindest, most beautiful friend you could imagine. His body was tired from his tough health challenges, but his spirit remained transcendent. My condolences to his family and to all those who, like me, will so deeply miss him.
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On Thursday, November 8th, at 7PM, I'll be reading some poems and having "an intergenerational conversation" with Lonely Christopher at Brooklynn's House of Kava, Brooklyn NY
On Saturday, December 1st, at 8PM, at Beyond Baroque in Venice Beach, California, I will be doing a solo reading from and signing copies of ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY, hope to see all my Southern California friends there for what will be my last and only reading in the LA area
On Saturday December 8th, at 7:30PM, at Green Arcade bookstore in San Francisco CA, I will be reading my poetry
from ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY, for my last reading ever
on the West Coast
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ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY
THE VILLAGE SONNETS
IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE
IT'S NOT NOSTALGIA
2000 American Book Award winner
MARCH 18, 2003
WHAT YOU FIND THERE
CANT BE WRONG
1997 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award "for Excellence in Literature"
ROCKY DIES YELLOW
CATCH MY BREATH
recordings of my reading from some of the books above