The Poetry of Staying Alive

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. More
Available ebook formats: epub mobi pdf rtf lrf pdb txt html
First 50% Sample: epub mobi (Kindle) Online Reader
About Brian Avey

I was born in Burley, Idaho, and began playing the piano at the age of 4 years. After the family moved to San Diego, I continued to study music, and gave recitals, was soloist with community symphony orchestras, and toured Europe with the San Diego Youth Symphony.

I attended SDSU, where I studied piano, viola and world music, graduating with a Bachelor of Music in 1981. Following graduation, I worked for a software company, and eventually became a V.P. of Linguistics in charge of research and development of machine translation.

After almost 20 years in the software industry, I switched careers and worked as a church musician, directing choirs, playing organ and piano, and teaching music. I retired in 2019 after serving as organist at Saint Brigid Catholic Church in San Diego, CA. Currently I remain active in the Diocese of San Diego, supporting the worship office and assisting with the planning of diocesan liturgies.

I have traveled to several countries, including Canada, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Mexico, Japan and Taiwan. I continue to be interested in languages, world cultures, music, art and literature. Languages that I speak or am quite familiar with include Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.

Presently, I reside in San Diego, CA.

Learn more about Brian Avey

Also by This Author

Reviews of The Poetry of Staying Alive by Brian Avey

This book has not yet been reviewed.
Report this book