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Journey In Flagrante
Journey In Flagrante

Journey In Flagrante


64 Pages, 5.9 x 8.8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $7.95 (US $7.95) (CA $10.95)

Publication Date: April 2009

ISBN 9781933769486

Rights: WOR

Level 4 Press, Inc. (Apr 2009)

Price: $7.95


This book selects and organizes a lifetime of poetry by noted poet Patricia Cherin, of the Long Beach school of poetry. Poems include:Interior balloon To keep the spirits up I inflate myself at breakfast wheeling in the helium tank with the morning paper I blow myself up to speak on register breathing within breath purposeful pants little mantras willing cells to carry on all day I chase the red balloon inside me dear scarlet orb slowly leaking Dante's woods I've been walking in Dante's dark woods lately they are Hester Prynne's woods too and Red Riding Hood's the tall trees make the going through the seeing ahead or around or even behind difficult the foliate heaven is immediate and obscurant and presses down as the verdant mulchy floor bears up it is not however claustrophobic but oddly comforting if not exactly liberatory it is wonderfully and historically rich with precedent, dearly familiar

Author Biography

Patricia Cherin has taught Creative Writing Poetry at California State University Long Beach and currently coordinates the Humanities M.A. (HUX) program at California State University Dominguez Hills, where she has also served as Chair of Women's Studies and Writing Lab Director. Her work has appeared in over 100 publications.