The Poetry of Staying Alive

The Poetry of Staying Alive

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by Brian Avey
     
 

Writing helps focus the mind, and for many, keeping a diary is therapeutic. However, the author found journaling to be a tedious chore, and sought a means to achieve the same objective through poetry. Perhaps the appeal is in the imagery or the rhythm of language. In the struggle to make sense of life, poetry truly has become for the author a means of emotional

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Writing helps focus the mind, and for many, keeping a diary is therapeutic. However, the author found journaling to be a tedious chore, and sought a means to achieve the same objective through poetry. Perhaps the appeal is in the imagery or the rhythm of language. In the struggle to make sense of life, poetry truly has become for the author a means of emotional survival.

This is an anthology of poems, including a few translations from the Japanese, written while the author lived in Hanford CA from 2003 to 2008. A slower pace of life, proximity to the Sierra Nevada, and opportunities to travel by train, offered rich opportunities for reflection. These verses are the fruit of slowing down for a while and finding the time for personal expression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000796726
Publisher:
Brian Avey
Publication date:
02/07/2009
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
531 KB

Meet the Author

I was born in Burley, Idaho, and began playing the piano at the age of 4 years. After the family moved to San Diego, I continued to study music, and gave recitals, was soloist with community symphony orchestras, and toured Europe with the San Diego Youth Symphony.

I attended SDSU, where I studied piano, viola and world music, graduating with a Bachelor of Music in 1981. Following graduation, I worked for a software company, and eventually became a V.P. of Linguistics in charge of research and development of machine translation.

After almost 20 years in the software industry, I switched careers and worked as a church musician, directing choirs, playing organ and piano, and teaching music. My most recent work is at St Patrick Church in Carlsbad, CA.

I traveled to several countries of Europe, Mexico, Japan and Taiwan, and continue to be interested in languages, world cultures, music, art and literature. Languages that I speak or am quite familiar with include Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.

Presently, I reside in San Diego, CA.

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The Poetry of Staying Alive 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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