by Joseph Zaccardi


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Poetry. RENDER by Joseph Zaccardi is a collection of poetry that covers territory both painful and sublime. Joseph is a fine poet who has clearly mastered the craft of writing. He makes no mistakes as he guides us through the pain and then lifts us gently. In "From Baker Beach to the Golden Gate" he opens a difficult moment, provides a daring question and then lets us stay in the question and gather deep, personal answers. "Pulling / the disparate together: those who leapt, those / who walked away, and the man who wrote / in his suicide letter that he wouldn't jump / if only one person smiled at him." RENDER is like this throughout. It is satisfying to be in the throes of a poet of such quality who has such respect for his reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982427613
Publisher: Poetic Matrix Press
Publication date: 05/06/2009
Pages: 87
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Joseph Zaccardi is the author of three books of poetry, Vents (Marin Arts Council, 2005), RENDER (Poetic Matrix Press, 2009), and THE NINE GRADATIONS OF LIGHT (Bark for Me Publications, 2013). His poems have appeared in the Southern Poetry Review, Runes, Poet Lore, Seattle Review, Spillway and elsewhere. He volunteers at convalescent hospitals reading poetry to the residents, and listens to them recite the poems they know by heart. He was appointed poet Laureate of Marin County California in 2013 for a two-year term.

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