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John Archievald Gotera was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. He enjoys hiking, meditating, cooking, weightlifting, healthy-eating, aromatherapy, collecting gemstones and yoga. He is always adventurous in a sense of discovering new hobbies & interests.
Also known as Archie, he looks back at all the poems that he has written and appreciates the evolution of writing style and techniques. Prior to winter 2006, he had little interest in poetry until a few, interesting events weaved together. These few incidents guided him to poetry as an outlet to his endless bursts of emotions longing for a steam of release. As a result, he ended up writing about over half of the material in less than a week's time which debuted in his first poetry compilation, Misty Dawn Road. Now, he is ready to release his next poetry e-book titled, "This is Not My Favorite Waterfall".
As he continues to write more poems of various themes and styles, he has dared himself to venture his way into writing a series of novels.
on March 29, 2013 :
This is the first work published by John Archievald Gotera. And it is certainly a success. Misty Dawn Road is crafted beautifully with carefully chosen words that perfectly describe emotions and experiences we all at times face. From pieces on new discoveries and dealing with the unknown, to remembering the past, Misty Dawn Road is definitely a path worth exploring. Not only do the poems relate to some of the deepest feelings we hold, but poems such as “Wanderlust” and “Misunderstood Nature” offer a renewed perspective on life.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)
on March 27, 2013 :
Misty Dawn Road aptly captures both mystery and wonder, uncertainty and hope, despair and healing. Gotera's use of vivid metaphors sets the foundation for mental scenes where the imagination can roam free. His poetry touches on a broad range of shared human emotions that unify our life experiences. I can extract his passion and find meaning for it in the context of my own life. The alternating somber and upbeat nature of this compilation mirrors the often rollercoaster journey through life, full of both success and failure, love and hate, loss and gain.
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)