Life, Love, and Gems That Shine

Arthur Weil is an avid participant in the Bay Area theater, music and art scenes. His rhymes reflect his love of nature and the arts. A widower, Arthur graduated from Roosevelt University (B.A.) and DePaul University (M.A.) in Chicago. Arthur was a Ph.D. Candidate in History at U.C. Berkeley. He taught history and German in Chicago and Northern California public schools for over 25 years.
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Language: English
ISBN: 9781452417967
About Arthur Weil

Arthur Weil
85 years old Arthur Weil is from Piedmont, California. He is a retired high school teacher and real estate agent.
Arthur Weil's poetry examines all facets of life while paying tribute to them with wit, wisdom and whimsy. His words inspire the reader to look at life in a new way, to pause and appreciate, and, always, to chuckle. He has been published in a number of anthologies and newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune. He has published 17 books of poetry since his first, “Life, Love and Gems That Shine,” in December of 1999.

Mr. Weil escaped Nazi Germany in 1938 as one of 1400 children of the kindertransport. He spent his formative years in Chicago, completing his BA and MA degrees, finished his PhD coursework in History at UC Berkeley. He taught in the public school system for 27 years, and went on to run his own real estate business for 24 years before becoming a full time writer. Art is a strong supporter of the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has two children and three grandchildren. At the age of 85, Art recently finished a book of poetry for teens, “Eat My Words.”

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