I live in Tucson with my wife Jane, a watercolorist. Our son Chris writes for screen in L.A. My more recent work has appeared in Ekphrastic Review, Juniper, (Toronto,) New Oxford Review, North American Review, Verse Daily, Innisfree Poetry Journal, and others. My most recent collections are Transversales (BlazeVOX, 2013,) Selected Poems (FutureCycle, 2016,) from which The Poetry Foundation selected several for its online archives. I enjoy writing articles and reviews and these may be found in Jacket2, The Edgar Allan Poe Review, NAR, The Kenyon Review, C. V. Mosby, Times-Mirror, and Allyn & Bacon Composition Series.
LETTER TO A POET
Permit this brief intrusion
into a life of uncommon callings,
simply to say that your dream
shimmers like the gold foil musings
in the composition of the Masters
of Sunlight, its memory reflects
in my palm, flake of tremulous gold.
© 2019 Michael Gessner
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