Night of Pure Breathing
''I've just picked myself up off the floor after reading what I don't think I can really call 'prose poems.' That's too ordinary, too unusual, too expected. There is nothing here that is ordinary. And it's not just 'pure breathing' either. It's a cry, a scream, a prayer. This is an amazing collection.''-- Shirley Kaufman More
Gerald Fleming's poetry and prose poems have appeared widely over the past thirty years. He has won numerous awards and fellowships and between 1995 and 2000 he edited and published the literary magazine, BARNABE MOUNTAIN REVIEW, whose archives can be found at U.C. Berkeley's Bancroft Library. His book of poems SWIMMER CLIMBING ONTO SHORE appeared from Sixteen Rivers Press in 2005. He taught in the San Francisco public schools for thirty-seven years, and has published three books for teachers, the most recent of which is RAIN, STEAM AND SPEED (Jossey-Bass/Wiley). He lives in Lagunitas, California.
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