Principles of Belonging
Joshua Gray is an internationally published poet whose poems have been published in journals such as Poets and Artists, Front Range Review, Iconoclast, Zouch Magazine, Tar Wolf Review, Chaffin Journal and Blind Man’s Rainbow. He was the DC Poetry Examiner for Examiner.com for two years where he wrote reviews of books by local DC authors as well as reported on the local poetry scene. He regularly writes critiques of individual poems which can be read or linked to from his Web site. His book Beowulf: A Verse Adaptation With Young Readers In Mind was published by Zouch Six Shilling Press in 2012 and he is the editor of Pot and Sticks, a collection of poetry by Charles A. Poole. He currently lives in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India.
You can read the poetry of Joshua Gray in the Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/JoshuaGray.html and in the Winter/Spring 2014 edition.
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The Complete Pasquale
Forthcoming in 2014 from Red Dashboard Press – The Complete Pasquale
Pasquale Varallo, Poet, is a resident of Fox Chase, Philadelphia, PA- Born in the Great Depression, Pasquale Varallo quit school after eighth grade, joined the Army at 16, the Coast Guard at 19. He doesn’t like poetry if it isn’t understandable after 2 readings. He was widowed after 42 years of marriage to his beloved wife, with whom he had 4 children (and 3 grandchildren). He spends his time waiting for the eternal call.
“Poems for a Beautiful Woman by Pasquale” by Pasquale Varallo is in three parts. The first part depicts the grief over the loss of his wife, the second part emphasizes the fun and experiences Varallo encountered after dealing with the grief and started to go out and have fun. The third part is about losing the second woman in his life, this time because of his mistakes. In this part he highlights loving her and then losing her.
I find it hard to say which poem I like the best because each one touches a different part of the soul. – Natalie V.