Poetry. Written between December 2006 and December 2007, this long poem/journal/improvisation records in one long rush a year's worth of observations and events. Torra's eyes and ears are alert to fatherhood, family, food, writing, art, music, the urban environment, and much more. In every way, his improvisation attunes the reader to the rhythm of life.
Joseph Torra is the author of numerous novels and books of poetry. Titles include Gas Station, Tony Luongo, My Ground, The Bystander's Scrapbook, AFTER THE CHINESE, CALL ME WAITER, and WHAT'S SO FUNNY. He published lift magazine in the early 1990s, and served on the editorial board at Pressed Wafer Press. He lives in Somerville, MA with his wife and daughters. Besides TIME BEING and WHAT IT TAKES, he has also published a novel, THEY SAY, and a prose poetry collection, Watteau Sky,with Quale Press. Author City: SOMERVILLE, MA USA