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House Arrest free pdf Mining a lifetime of devastating and startling experiences, Richard Di Grazia presents a collection of audacious and unsentimental poems. The well of Di Grazia's images and references is deep - from canneries to Greek mythology - but the overriding theme of this collection is mortality. These poems shocked me - and made my heart ache. - Shawna Yang Ryan, Water Ghosts

About Richard Di Grazia

I was born in 1938 in Oakland, California, specifically East Oakland. Despite fellow Oakland-born Gertrude Stein's disavowal to the effect that in Oakland there is no there there - I feel that I was born in Oakland when there was a there to be there for. Three houses down from where we lived was where the workers in the shipyards had parked their trailers. I made friends with the kids that lived there, and met their parents who'd left Oklahoma and the dust for a chance at a better life. We grew up playing and fighting, for in this part of town a word could be a punch in the mouth, and a challenge could be met with a knife. Reading poetry at home with library books or in school interested me so much I began to write it. Then to study it. Once it got into my blood I was hooked so deeply I've never stopped. I graduated from UC Berkeley in 1965 with a degree in English lit., and with no intention of becoming a teacher. I have been and am a person of the street. I've worked in canneries, been a newspaper sports writer and done social work in Oakland and New York City. I love adventure: parachuting, scuba diving, motorcycle racing and lovely ladies though in my seventieth year much is just fond memory. The most beautiful and strange experience of my life was the birth of Molly Di Grazia when I was 45. She is 25 years old, lives in New York City with her male significant other and every time I look at her picture when I'm feeling blue I am re-energized.

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Author : Richard Di Grazia
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 02 June 2014
ISBN : 1499767439
EAN : 9781499767438
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 114 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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