Friends, some poems of mine were recently (re)printed by Anny Ballardini in the Poets' Corner of the Fiera Lingue literary website from Italy.
Four titles: two poems on Filipino American subjects, titled "Organist and Butterfly" and "Swimmers"; and two other poems, "Letter to Hugo from Indigo Farm" and "In Your Gifted Dream," which form a tribute to the poet Richard Hugo, imitating the letter- and dream-poem format in his book 31 Letters and 13 Dreams.
I am honored and delighted to be in the company of the fine poets featured by Fiera Lingue. Grazie, Anny!
Check out the homepage of the Poets' Corner at Fiera Lingue as well as Anny's personal blog Narcissus Works. They are both wonderful websites on contemporary literature across the world. Fiera Lingue, for example, has sub-sections that are pertain to literature in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, and Italian, all with different content. Amazing. Check it out!
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I write poems and stories. Also the occasional creative nonfiction. And I edit the North American Review, the longest-lived literary magazine in the US. I am a Professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa, where I teach creative writing and literature.
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