Poetry. African American Studies. These ten poems collect experiences from the author's visit to Cameroon, where his daughter was working at a chimpanzee rescue center: "a world so remote that polio was as rampant as AIDS" (from the author's Preface). Beschta's language is narrative, descriptive, and powerful.
Jim Beschta taught high school English for twenty-five years while also coaching football and wrestling. He has organized and lead poetry workshops for teenagers and adults, most recently at the Worcester, Massachusetts Art Museum. He is the author of the poetry book Cutting the Cemetery Lawn (Haley's 2002) and contributing author to Bone Cages (Haley's 1996). He holds degrees from Dominican College and Assumption College. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he lives in Barre, Massachusetts. Author City: BARRE, MA USA