Poetry. LGBT Studies. ONE HAND ON THE WHEEL launches the California Poetry Series, edited by Joyce Jenkins of Poetry Flash, fromRoundhouse Press. In a series of linked poems, a gay son at his father's deathbed uncovers his family's past and his own passage from childhood to raising a son. The poems stretch across roadways from Illinois to California and from the 1840s to the present, navigating the silences and reticent disclosures of generations of boys and men.
"Singular, fresh...[Dan Bellm] is an American artist of enormous gifts and discipline."—June Jordan
"Dan Bellm's courageous and humane poems are a strong inauguration for the California Poetry Series. A very fine book."—Adrienne Rich
Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA
Dan Bellm is a writer, editor, and translator. His first book of poetry, ONE HAND ON THE WHEEL, launched the California Poetry Series from Roundhouse Press, and his second, BURIED TREASURE (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1999), won the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award and the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, The Best American Spiritual Writing, and WORD OF MOUTH: AN ANTHOLOGY OF GAY AMERICAN POETRY. He is also a widely published translator of poetry and fiction from Spanish. He co-edited THE PLACE THAT INHABITS US: POEMS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY WATERSHED (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2010). His third book, PRACTICE (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2008) won a 2009 California Book Award and was named one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of 2008 by the Virginia Quarterly Review. He has been awarded poetry residencies at Yaddo and Dorset Colony House, as well as an Artist's Fellowship in Literature from the California Arts Council.
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