. . . the energy of a young poet with the wisdom of long experience.
Edward Hirsch, Guggenheim Foundation
Air Tea With Dolores explores a six-year-old boy’s hurt and confusion at being sent away to a school with strangers where he is molested. He eventually finds friends and protectors, loves Dolores and bonds with two draft horses, Daisy and Dolly.
Djelloul Marbrook was born in Algiers and grew up in New York. He served in the U.S. Navy and for many years was a newspaper reporter and editor (Providence Journal, Elmira Star-Gazette, Baltimore Sun, Winston-Salem Journal, Washington Star, among others). His awards include the Wick Poetry Prize (2007), the Literal Latté fiction prize (2008), and the International Book Award in Poetry (2010). His poetry has been published in many journals, including American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Taos Poetry Journal, Orbis (UK), Le Zaporogue (Denmark), Oberon, The Same, Reed, Fledgling Rag, Poets Against the War and Poemeleon. He lives in New York's mid-Hudson Valley with his wife Marilyn and maintains a lively presence on Facebook and Twitter, and at djelloulmarbrook.com.