Alligator in the Sky

Poetic Journeys

by Joseph Pacheco



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/9/2005

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Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9780595807352
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Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9780595362950
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9780595673650

About the Book


Turning left on Dixie Beach Road
the night after
Hurricane Jeanne sideswiped us,
I caught a mournful moon
peeking at me above her veil
of remnant hurricane cloud,
wanting to share my loss of island-
afraid to commit that indiscretion.

"Hipster poet, nature poet, prankster poet, oracular poet, Nuyorican and political poet, Joseph Pacheco proves his mettle as a versifying technician, whether it's in his own brand of bebop free verse or funk-a-fortified rap, which reminds us that poetry is a pleasure, after all. It is no surprise that these highly accessible poems have been projected nationally over the airwaves on National Public Radio. I like to think that these radio signals are forever shooting outward Pacheco's poems into deep space. If we are lucky, the signal may be picked up by radio telescopes on some Planet X, and those heavenly aliens will then have some of our capacity for wonderment, joy, and love. For those of us who live in Florida, which is America concentrate, we are especially in need of poets as irreverent and wise as Joe Pacheco."-James Brock

About the Author

Joseph Pacheco?s poetry has been featured several times on National Public Radio. A retired New York City school superintendent, he published his first book of poetry in 2002. He writes a poetry column for the Sanibel Islander and has performed at the Cornelia Street Café in New York City with David Amram.