Poetry. "To read PINOCCHIO'S REVOLUTION is to be afloat in a sea of signs and wonders. Cushing infuses his shifting, surreal vision with undercurrents of deep feeling"--Amy Gerstler. "The singer arrives 'with two hands and one guitar,' an encyclopedia of topics, and 'a poem, sure and rank and flashing.' With the quick adroit use of imagination, transformation, and language, these poems become romantic, soulful, abrupt, philosophic and just plain wise--all happening on an elevated level. But the elevator turns onto a pathway into a land of new rules and combinations, 'seeing everything for the first time.' This history of language endures"--Joanne Kyger.
James Cushing, San Luis Obispo Poet Laureate for 2008-2010, hosts jazz and rock programs on KCPR-FM and teaches literature and creative writing at Cal Poly. He publishes widely. His collections include PINOCCHIO'S REVOLUTION, UNDERCURRENT BLUES, THE LENGTH OF AFTERNOON, and THE MAGICIANS' UNION. Author City: SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA USA