Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Fleming, a master of the prose poem, is never satisfied to sing the same song, and this adventuresome spirit pays dividends in these new prose poems. Constantly surprising and inventive, he offers stories within stories that effortlessly merge the personal and the archetypal, breathing new life into a genre that has increasingly, and often sadly, become predictable.
Gerald Fleming is the author of five books of poetry including THE BASTARD AND THE BISHOP (Hanging Loose Press, 2021), ONE (Hanging Loose Press, 2017), THE CHOREOGRAPHER (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2013), NIGHT OF PUR BREATHING (Hanging Loose Press, 2011), and SWIMMER CLIMBING ONTO SHORE (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2005) and numerous books for teachers. He taught for thirty-seven years in San Francisco's public schools, has edited literary magazines traditional, epistolary, and vitreous, and recently edited THE COLLECTED POETRY AND PROSE OF LAWRENCE FIXEL (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2020). He lives most of the year in the Far West, and, if there's no plague occurring, part of the year in Paris.Author City: LAGUNITAS, CA USA