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Poet Patricia D’Alessandro has been writing poetry for over 40 years, and is a Graduate of the University of San Francisco, earning her B.S. in 1980, in Human Relations & Organizational Behavior, while working at Levi Strauss &Co., in San Francisco subsidized by LS&Co, to enable her to move forward as an administrative assistant in the Merchandising Department. Host of POETRY ON THE PODIUM, a three-day BROWN-BAG noontime poetry event at SAN FRANCISCO’s EMBARCADERO CENTER, presenting Bay Area Poets (three per day), including FRANCES MAYES; the late Stan Rice, and California Poet Laureate Emeritus, AL YOUNG, currently, she hosts the Barnes&Noble/Palm Desert/Westfield Center’s monthly poetry series “Valley Voices of the Muse,” having done the same in Sacramento for “TEA & EMPATHY” for the Wellspring Women’s Center, sponsored by POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE through a grant received from the James Irvine Foundation. She hopes to live to celebrate 100, in 2024.
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Patricia D’Alessandro and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
When Apostrophes Gathered
for constructive seminars in Greece
Everyone turned away from him,
Ryan Quinn Flanagan
Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a transient by nature. Presently residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada, he is the author of three books of poetry and a chapbook entitled Bloodletting in the 21st Century. His work has recently appeared in The New York Quarterly, Poetry Super Highway, Vallum, Quills, Existere, Precipice and The Antigonish Review.
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Ryan Quinn Flanagan and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
When I drink too much,
Others get horny
At that hour,