Poetry. Written between December 2006 and December 2007, this long poem/journal/improvisation records in one long rush a year's worth of observations and events. Torra's eyes and ears are alert to fatherhood, family, food, writing, art, music, the urban environment, and much more. In every way, his improvisation attunes the reader to the rhythm of life.
Joseph Torra, editor, poet and novelist, lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts, and teaches writing at UMass Boston. His books include the poetry collections AUGUST LETTER TO MY WIFE AND DAUGHTERS (Pressed Wafer, 2000), AFTER THE CHINESE (Pressed Wafer, 2004), and TIME BEING (Quale Press, 2012), and the novels THEY SAY (Quale Press, 2007), CALL ME WAITER (Pressed Wafer, 2008), and WHAT'S SO FUNNY (Pressed Wafer, 2011). Author City: SOMERVILLE, MA USA