Poetry. The latest collection from prolific poet, literary chronicler, and man on the scene, Neeli Cherkovski, pays homage to his aging and gone friends from the heyday of all their lives, contemplates upon his own dwindling days, celebrates each moment passing by, and attempts to come to grips with ultimate ends. Neeli Cherkovski was born a poet and through hard, lifelong work, turned himself into a constant maker. These poems result from a close alignment between fingers, pencil, paper, and brain.
Neeli Cherkovski is internationally recognized as a poet, memoirist and literary chronicler. He is a recipient of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles National Award for literary excellence and a 2014 Acker Award for poetry and biography. Cherkovski has taught writing and World Literature at New College of California. Aside from such celebrated poetry collections as: ELEGY FOR MY BEAT GENERATION (Lithic Press, 2017), LEANING AGAINST TIME (R.L. Crow Publications, 2004), FROM THE CANYON OUTWARD (R.L. Crow Publications, 2009), FROM THE MIDDLE WOODS (New Native Press, 2011), Animal, and THE CROW AND I (R.L. Crow Publications, 2015), Cherkovski has also published poetry collections in German, Italian and Spanish. He is the author of Whitman's Wild Children and the biographies Bukowski: A Life and Ferlinghetti: A Biography. He is the recipient of the 2017 Jack Mueller Poetry Prize. Cherkovski, originally from Los Angeles, is a long time resident of San Francisco, where he lives with his partner Jessie Cabrera.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA