Travels of the Ancient Kind

Brief Tales & Prose Poems

On the way up the mountain
we look at Lake Titicaca, blue
and sprawling. We sidetrack
to give bread to donkeys and
black pigs, hidden in a cliffside
alcove — one pig stretches out
under the donkey’s mouth,
to catch the falling bread. A
small tapestry of a woman in
brown hat & crimson skirt
emerges behind us on the stone
trail, clicking ahead. More

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About Richard Marranca

Richard Marranca is a writer and teacher. He has had a Fulbright to teach at the University of Munich, as well as five NEH/CCHA summer seminars in USA and abroad. He has traveled extensively in Europe, the Americas, Asia and, to a lesser extent in the Middle East. Along with a doctorate from New York University, he has certification to teach yoga and meditation, and holds Life Coach Certification from Fowler Wainwright International. He presently teaches college full-time in English and general humanities. He is available for presentations at: enjoys running and hiking, movies and museums & general humanities. Since his teenage years, he has followed an environmental and vegetarian path and focused on the plight of indigenous peoples. On his to do list include working on an archaeology dig in Egypt or Greece, volunteering at Gombe Chimp Reserve in Tanzania and volunteering on an Indian reservation and teaching at a university in Asia, among others.

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