The Poetry of Staying Alive by Brian Avey
Approx. 6,980 words.
Published on February 7, 2009.
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.