Poetry. "These big-hearted, all-embracing poems are a celebration of life--of Paul Tayyar's deeply felt connection to the world around him and his sense of kinship with all humanity--from family and friends to the homeless and downtrodden. In SCENES FROM A GOOD LIFE, Tayyar gives voice to a generation that grew up in Orange County--where buildings are torn down and rebuilt every ten years, 'The strawberry fields...buried like old Indian/ Gravesites...' He is not, however, speaking of privilege and wealth--'the good life' promulgated by the media and popularized by The O.C.--but of a better life, filled with intelligence, humor, and insight, and an enduring sense of wonder"--Marilyn Johnson.
Paul Kareem Tayyar is the author of SCENES FROM A GOOD LIFE (Tebot Bach, 2009), Postmark Atlantis (Level 4 Press, 2009) and Everyday Magic (West-Coast Bias Press, 2007). He is a two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize. Tayyar is the founder and editor of World Parade Books, an independent press located in Southern California that has published books by Gerald Locklin, Edward Field, and Donna Hilbert. Author City: RIVERSIDE, CA USA