Poetry. BEACH TRACKS suggests a passing, a journey, and this book is very much that. The very first poem, "American," was written and published in the early sixties. This book chronicles that next forty plus years of writing and publishing that is rd's writing career to date. With varied styles but consistent voice, these poems take place in the subways and buses of the City, some in the City's homeless shelters, some in rd's apartment, and some in his mind; some are literal, some pure imagination, but all are the music a poet hears.
rd coleman (dennis to most everyone) has lived in New York City, and mostly Manhattan, all his life. His schooling, from a small private school in Washington Heights, to public school, then high schools and college all happened in New York City. He went to San Francisco State College for an MFA, but never finished. While writing, he has also worked as a union organizer, with street gangs on the Lower East Side, as a worker/director of homeless shelters, and as an Assistant Commissioner in the NYC Department of Homeless Services. His wife is a psychoanalyst, both daughters are professors in universities, one son is an actor and another is in the restaurant business. He and his wife are grandparents of a boy and a girl. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA