Poetry. AS IF THE SKY WERE OPEN is a delightful collection of new and selected poems. Chapter Headings include: The Reality of Words, Love of Many Kinds, Emptiness, and Higher Matters. "Like the door in one of the poems, they open simultaneously inward and outward on the immediacy and momentousness of living and loving, changing and dying, sight and insight"--Albert Gelpi.
Bob Scher is the author of several books of nonfiction and poetry, including The Fear of Cooking, The Little Know-How Book: Everything You Need to Know to Get By in Life from Changing a Tire to Figuring a Tip to Tying Your Shoes, LIGHTNING: THE NATURE OF LEADERSHIP, THERE'S A HOLE IN YOUR SKY, and AS IF THE SKY WERE OPEN: SELECTED POEMS. His articles and poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Parabola, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and The American Mathematical Monthly. Previously, Bob scripted and directed award-winning documentary films, one of which, narrated by Orson Welles, is in three international film museums, including La Cinémathèque Française and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He now consults for Browser Books Publishing, functioning as an editor and overseeing its marketing efforts. Author City: CORTE MADERA, CA USA